Nela Park, The World’s First Industrial Park, Is A Cleveland Historic Landmark

Cleveland has a great number of historic homes and buildings. Our city has one of the very first shopping malls in the world hiding Downtown, and it features work by famous and innovative architects. If walls could talk, Cleveland would be full of stories. Alas, they cannot, but a few historic sites have had their stories preserved every step of the way. Nela Park in Cleveland, for example, has had its journey well-documented. Since the very beginning, General Electric’s Nela Park has provided work to Clevelanders and has worked to advance worldwide knowledge. Today, innovation continues to be the name of the game at this incredible campus.

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Nela Park in Cleveland — said to be the world’s first industrial research park — is full of surprises. Its very landscape is something of a time capsule, but these photos capture its personality brilliantly. Did you or a family member work at Nela Park, or have you seen any of its iconic light displays? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Cleveland has a weird and wild history at times. Check out these moments that aren’t in the Cleveland history books to learn more about the best location in the nation. If you’re craving more innovation by General Electric, check out the world’s largest outdoor chandelier.

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