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GE Lamp Plant destined for wrecking ball

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The building constructed by the manufacturer of Packard automobiles, and ended more than a century later as one of America's last makers of the type of light bulb invented by Thomas Edison, will become little more than a pile of rubble this fall.

A spokesman for General Electric tells 21 News that they expect to receive bids this week to demolish the former Ohio Lamp Plant at the corner of Dana Street N.E. and North Park Avenue.

GE shut down operations at the 123-year-old plant in January as more and more consumers switched from incandescent bulbs to more efficient forms of lighting.

Equipment still inside the building was put up for auction this week.

 

 

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