These Then-And-Now Photos Of This Defunct School Near Cleveland Will Leave You Speechless

Here in Cleveland, we know the term Rust Belt all too well. It refers to a certain state of disrepair clinging to a city ridden with declining industrial roots. Cleveland, a steel-producing city that is intrinsically linked to the Rust Belt, rose from the ashes of industry and revitalized the city with a stunning culture that has transformed entire neighborhoods. The rebirth that occurred in Cleveland was not unusual, as changes like this have occurred throughout the state. Many cities have seen their own structures find a new life, and some, like this one landmark institution, were once in a state of total neglect. You won’t believe how the ruins of this former school near Cleveland were transformed.

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It’s absolutely incredible to see how one building can change so dramatically. How has Cleveland changed over your lifetime? Have you noticed any spectacular renovations? Share your stories with us in the comments below!

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Were you amazed by this glimpse into the life of a historic building? You may be interested in learning about how the Cleveland Aquarium of yore has changed.