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Friday, February 5, 2010

Campus Sportswear Company's Striking (But Now Lost) Mural

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 3:03 PM

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Via Cool History of Cleveland (via Steven Tatar of Ohio Knitting Mills):

This was a Kenneth Bates mural created specifically for the lobby of the new Campus Sweater Company building at 3955 Euclid Avenue. Campus Sweater Company was launched in 1922 by entreprenuers Samuel Kaufmann and Loren Weber originally in the Warehouse District. The Company specialized in casual clothes, sportswear and sweaters. At one time it was the largest manufacturer of men’s clothing in the U.S. (Wasn’t everything in Cleveland once the “largest in the U.S.?) The Company was eventually acquired by Interco in 1968 and enjoyed good fortune in Cleveland until 1982 wehn the plant was closed ending any presence of Campus Sweater in Cleveland. The building became an office for the county. I cannot tell what happened to this mural.

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