Superior Building

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Superior Building
Superior Bldg.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 815 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio United States
Opening 1922
Roof 265 ft (81 m)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Design and construction
Architect Walker & Weeks

E. V. Bishoff Company

Cleveland Discount Building
Superior Building is located in Cleveland
Superior Building
Superior Building is located in Ohio
Superior Building
Superior Building is located in the US
Superior Building
Location Cleveland, Ohio
Coordinates 41°30′8.5″N 81°41′22″W / 41.502361°N 81.68944°W / 41.502361; -81.68944Coordinates: 41°30′8.5″N 81°41′22″W / 41.502361°N 81.68944°W / 41.502361; -81.68944
Built 1920
Architect Walker & Weeks; Curtis, Craig, Co.
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP October 2, 1991

The Superior Building, originally known as the Cleveland Discount Building,[2] is a high-rise building in Cleveland, Ohio. The building rises 265 feet (81 m) in Downtown Cleveland.[3] It contains 22 floors, and was completed in 1922.[4] The Superior Building currently stands as the 28th-tallest building in the city. The architectural firm who designed the building was Walker & Weeks.[3] The building's design incorporates a set of Doric columns in its base.[2]

The Superior Building was one of the earliest skyscrapers to be completed in Cleveland. However, it never stood as the tallest structure in the city; the Keith Building, also completed in 1922, rose only 7 feet (2 m) taller, and thus captured the title of tallest building in Cleveland. The Superior Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Buildings Over 200 Feet". Cleveland Skyscrapers. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  3. ^ a b c "Superior Building". Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  4. ^ "Superior Building". Retrieved 2007-12-27.