this event sold out, so we have scheduled another one for September 26

Belt is excited to announce a guided and up-close look at some of Cleveland’s historically significant industrial locations. Celebrate Cleveland’s rich manufacturing history with the inaugural Belt Industry Tour. The event will involve both an expert-guided tour via Lolly the Trolley and a post-tour happy hour at the historic Slavic Village social club, The Slovenian National Home, a.k.a. “The Nash” on East 80th.

July 23, 2015, Belt Industry Tour: Cleveland

The Slovenian National Home, a.k.a. “The Nash” on East 80th, 3563 East 80th St., Slavic Village; 44105. 4-7 p.m. Buy tickets here.

Locations covered on the tour include:

  • – the location of the Cleveland Rolling Mill, Cleveland’s first major iron/steel manufacturer
  • – the site of the first grist mill (and the tallest waterfall in the county)
  • – the Rockefeller refinery site
  • – the industrial architecture along Hamilton Avenue.

The tour will then return to the Nash via historic E. 79th St, and tour-goers will be able to enjoy snacks and beverages.

Details: Patrons should meet at The Nash (3563 East 80th St., Slavic Village; 44105) by 4pm for registration.

Tickets include a free post-tour drink at and one-year social membership to The Nash; a copy of The Cleveland Anthology and a copy of Dispatches From The Rust Belt: The Best of Belt Year One.

About Our Guide:
Guidance, information and direction during the trolley tour is provided by Dr. John J. Grabowski, who holds a joint position as the Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor of Applied History at Case Western Reserve University and the Krieger-Mueller Historian and Senior Vice President for Research and Publications at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Thanks: Support for the Belt Industry Tour is provided by The Nash on 80th (powered by Sonny Day Development), and Lolly the Trolley.

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