A family with sole: Cento Shoes keeps tradition of ‘forgotten trade’ alive and well for 48 years in downtown Indianapolis

Feb 04, 2020 1115

BY: Rachel Bogle

Nearly 48 years ago, an Italian immigrant named Paul Cento came to the Circle City to pursue the American dream. In Italy, he was already known as a famous shoemaker who had made shoes for the likes of Sophia Loren and Pope Pius XII.

But here in Indianapolis, he simply became known as the go-to man for all things shoe-related. And although he has since passed away, Cento’s sons now carry on his legacy in a little shop at 33 S. Meridian Street, just south of Monument Circle.

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SOURCE: https://cbs4indy.com

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