Most Clevelanders Don’t Realize That A World Fair Took Place Right Here In Town

Let’s take a walk down to the North Coast Harbor area. Here, we’ll see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Great Lakes Science Center, and FirstEnergy Stadium. Each structure is a delight in terms of its stature and architecture, but they all share one thing in common… they’re fairly young buildings in terms of Cleveland’s age, and they all occupy grounds that once hosted Cleveland’s very own world fair. Though history has largely obscured this Depression-era event, its story is preserved in local photos.

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The Great Lakes Exposition was doubtlessly one heck of a party! Did you know that such a big event took place right here in town?

If you enjoyed this tour through time, you’ll adore these photos taken during the Terminal Tower’s construction.