The real opportunity in Cleveland’s Opportunity Corridor: Liz Forester, Lev Gonick and Jennifer Thomas (opinion)

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On the evening of April 29, 1879, Charles Brush made Public Square in Cleveland more than just another city center; it became a national destination. Brush’s innovative arc lamp lighting on Public Square illuminated a public space for the first time in the country. The Plain Dealer reported, “Some people had raised their expectations too high and were disappointed because it was not as light as day, but most people seemed struck with admiration, both by the novelty and brilliancy of the scene.”



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