Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Monday, November 3, 2014

15 Photos of Cleveland's Abandoned Warner and Swasey Building

Posted By on Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 12:13 PM

During the 1900s, Cleveland's Warner and  Swasey Co. was a leading manufacturer of machine tools, boasting a solid reputation both domestically and abroad. 

But during the business recession of the 1980s, the company sustained unrecoverable financial blows, and many of the company's northeast Ohio branches halted their operations and closed their doors forever.
One branch still looms on Cleveland's Carnegie Avenue, vacant and abandoned, save for the curious local photographer who ventures in to document the building's decomposition. 

Here are some photo from a few such visits, courtesy of local photographer Jeffery R. Stroup, who notes that this eerie building has one of the best rooftop views of Cleveland.

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation