Cleveland approves landmark standing for web site the place iconic Hollywood posters had been printed

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – A building that once housed a print shop that produced some of Hollywood’s most iconic movie posters has been listed as a Historic Landmark.

Mayor Frank Jackson signed a bill on Tuesday to grant landmark status to the Otto Lithograph Building on East 30th Street and Payne Avenue. The law, which went into effect immediately, was approved by Cleveland City Council on Monday.

Granting landmark status would require an owner to respect the building’s historical design. It could also help get historical tax credits for redevelopment projects.

The building once housed Otto Lithograph and then Morgan Lithograph after the two companies merged in the late 1920s. They were leading printers of posters for the film industry and for circuses.

These included Universal’s “Frankenstein” and “The Mummy”, two films from the early 1930s with Boris Karloff.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson signed a bill on Tuesday designating the Otto Lithograph Building on East 30th Street on Payne Avenue as a historic landmark.

The building dates back to 1911 and was associated with the early 20th century art scene in Cleveland, Alice Sloan of Perspectus architectureAs a representative of the builder Robert Kanner, he recently told a council.

The main part of the structure consists of 17 fields with a sawtooth roof and upper windows.

Morgan worked on the site for several years. Now work as Morgan LithoThe company is based near Commerce Avenue.

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