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The former GE Club building at the General Electric complex on Swinney Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


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Fort Wayne GE Club

This large building on Swinney Avenue is the former GE Club, a bowling alley and social club that General Electric operated for the employees at its large industrial complex in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. The GE Club was built in 1927.

Big American businesses often provided such elaborate recreational facilities for their employees and their families, back when employees were valued as the foundation of a company's success rather than an expense to be eliminated.

Thousands of Fort Wayne residents worked at this complex through most of the 20th Century. Shortly before I made this photograph, GE announced that the remaining operations in Fort wayne, which only employ about 100 people, will soon be shut down. At one time, the company had more than twenty-five thousand employees here, including several members of my grandmother's family!





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