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Friday, February 4, 2011
Fun Photo Friday: The Lone Smokestack
Worsted Mills, 1951
Fire Burning at Mill
Cleveland Worsted Mill was founded in 1878, and during the height of production, employed many of immigrants that had settled in Slavic Village. In July of 1993 the Mill burned to the ground in one of the worst fires Cleveland had ever seen. After the land was cleared, a barren field languished in the heart of the Slavic Village for nearly a decade. When the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland started looking for land to build a new Club that could replace their aging Broadway facility, the old Mill site provided a perfect location. The City of Cleveland donated the land to the Club, and in 2002 a brand new Broadway Boys & Girls Club opened!
A smokestack, the only thing that survived the Worsted Mill fire, is a constant reminder to the community of the hope that can survive.