History

The West 25th Street structure was originally constructed as the Jacob Baehr Brewery and the Odd Fellows Building/Masonic Hall circa 1866, with additional construction in 1890. At this time and up to at least 1978, a portion of the structure was utilized as a metal shop by The Riester and Thesimacher Company and included a machine shop, a tin shop, a sheet metal shop, offices, blacksmith services, and draughting rooms. The remainder of the structure consisted of residential housing and an auto repair structure. Around 1910, the western portion of the 2711 Church Avenue structure was constructed with the center portion being constructed circa 1930 and the eastern portion being added around 1960. The 2711 Church Avenue structure was utilized as a machine shop, factories, and offices including tenants such as The Phoenix Machine Company, Lester Engineering Company, and the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Location

West 25th Street Lofts in Ohio City serves as the gateway to Hingetown, Cleveland’s hottest new neighborhood. Located one block south of Detroit on West 25th, extending along Church Ave to West 28th Street. It is directly north and adjacent to Lutheran Hospital (a Cleveland Clinic Hospital) and the new Lake Link Trail and close to Franklin Circle and the Stonebridge development. Hingetown features the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Transformer Station Gallery, the Cleveland Music Settlement, Rising Star Coffee, numerous new boutique shops, and the recently completed Mariners Watch Apartments.

West 25th Street Lofts is on the edge of The Ohio City Market District, which is an incredible collection of mixed-use buildings, with office space, residential units above restaurants, galleries, banks and more. The Market District is home to such institutions as the West Side Market, Lutheran Hospital, and St. Ignatius High School. It is ground zero for Cleveland’s growing brew pub and restaurant scene featuring Market Garden Brewery, Bar Cento, Town Hall, Crop Restaurant, Dave’s Supermarket, and Great Lakes Brewery.

Market District is also the largest transit hub on the west side of Cleveland and the second largest in Northeast Ohio, with options including direct connections to downtown Cleveland, University Circle and Hopkins International Airport via the Red Line, as well as several bus stops located at Market Square. Downtown Cleveland is a short 12-minute walk via the Detroit-Superior Bridge. As people have recently discovered Ohio City is a terrific place to live.