January 21, 2015

Vintage Photos of the Flats During Cleveland's Industrial Heyday

Photos courtesy of the Cleveland Memory Project and Cleveland Press

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The Flats, date unlisted.
The Flats, date unlisted.
Main Avenue Bridge traffic jam, 1938.
Main Avenue Bridge traffic jam, 1938.
Enjoying cigarettes and a pitcher of beer at an outdoor table in the Flats, 1981.
Enjoying cigarettes and a pitcher of beer at an outdoor table in the Flats, 1981.
Ship along the Flats, date unlisted.
Ship along the Flats, date unlisted.
Men taking a break on the side of Cuyahoga River, 1945.
Men taking a break on the side of Cuyahoga River, 1945.
Men strike at the Republic Steel Corporation in the Flats, 1950.
Men strike at the Republic Steel Corporation in the Flats, 1950.
Lunchtime at the Corrigan McKinney steel plant in the Flats.
Lunchtime at the Corrigan McKinney steel plant in the Flats.
Main Avenue Bridge construction across the Cuyahoga River, circa 1938.
Main Avenue Bridge construction across the Cuyahoga River, circa 1938.
U.S. Coast Guard boat in the Flats, 1967
U.S. Coast Guard boat in the Flats, 1967
Men standing on the wooden deck, date unlisted.
Men standing on the wooden deck, date unlisted.