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Pierre's Ice Cream

Founded by Alexander "Pierre" Basset, Pierre's Ice Cream first opened in 1932 on East 82nd Street and Euclid Avenue. At first, Pierre's sold just three flavors of ice cream - French Vanilla, Swiss Chocolate, and Strawberry. The growing company moved to East 60th Street and Hough Avenue in 1960 and shared its ice cream manufacturing facility with the Royal Ice Cream Company, owned by Sol Roth.

Shortly after the move, Royal Ice Cream bought Pierre's Ice Cream, keeping the Pierre's name and its original recipes. In 1967, Pierre's/Royal acquired Harwill's Ice Cream Company on East 65th Street between Euclid and Carnegie Avenues, where Pierre's remains today, making ice cream and other frozen treats in a state of the art facility that opened in 1995.

Audio

Building a New HQ Paul Volpe of City Architecture describes his design for Pierre's Ice Cream headquarters Source: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection
Making Ice Cream Laura Hindulak of Pierre's describes the ice cream packaging process Source: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection
A History Of Pierre's Laura Hindulak gives historical background to Pierre's Ice Cream Source: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection
A Commitment to Cleveland Laura Hindulak describes the decision by Pierre's Ice Cream to stay in Cleveland Source: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

Images

Production Line, ca. 2005 Source: Pierre's Ice Cream Date: ca. 2005
Production Line, ca. 1950 Source: Pierre's Ice Cream Date: ca. 1950
Pierre's Delivery Truck, ca. 1955 Source: Pierre's Ice Cream Date: ca. 1955
Production Line, ca. 1970s In 1967, Pierre's left its Hough Avenue ice cream plant and moved into the old Harwell Ice Cream Company facility at East 65th Street and Carnegie Avenue. Source: Pierre's Ice Cream Date: ca. 1970
New Headquarters Pierre's moved into its present headquarters at Euclid Avenue and East 65th Street in 1995. Source: Pierre's Ice Cream

Location

6200 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103 | Pierre's does not offer public tours at this time.

Metadata

Gail Greenberg and Diane Rolfe, “Pierre's Ice Cream,” Cleveland Historical, accessed September 25, 2022, https://clevelandhistorical.org/items/show/17.