Warehouse District Anthology : West 6th Street, City of Cleveland Streetscape
About the Work
Warehouse District Anthology is a collection of stories that tell the history of Cleveland’s first neighborhood. Designed to appear as highly styled book pages on the street, the freestanding kiosks are the creations of artist Corrie Slawson, with historical text supplied by Tom Yablonsky, executive director of the Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation. Text layout and composition was completed in partnership with graphic artist Danielle Rini Uva.
The first two chapters in Anthology—“Architectural Style and Architects,” located on the corner of West 6th Street and St. Clair Avenue, and “The Garment Industry,” at 1223 West 6th—have been completed and installed. Design work is now underway on six additional kiosks.
Warehouse District Anthology is a project of the Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation. Funding, in part, was generated through the City of Cleveland’s Public Art Program, as part of the West 6th Street Enhancement Project, which was completed by the city in 2013. The program requires larger capital projects undertaken by the city to set aside an amount equal to 1.5% of the capital project’s construction budget toward public art.
Danielle Rini Uva