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!
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is - she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
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