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The historic lighted GE logo sign on top of the old brick General Electric factory on Broadway in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


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GE Factory Sign #1

This is the famous sign atop one of the old General Electric factory buildings on the huge GE complex between Broadway and Fairfield Avenue in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.

A lot of people in my grandma Rosa Eastes's family worked there, including her father, three of her brothers, and the wife of one of her brothers.

Thousands of Fort Wayne residents worked at this complex and another GE facility on Taylor Street in the early 20th century. The Taylor Street factory is now operated by another company, and a lot of the jobs at the Broadway complex have been shipped to Mexico.

The sign is a famous landmark in Fort Wayne. I had to photograph it while it is still here. Before posting this photograph, I found out that GE has a similar, but larger, sign atop one of their factories in Schenectady, New York, the hometown of General Electric.


Update: The iconic General Electric sign was dismantled on March 29, 2016. According to a local TV news report, the company took the sign down because people had been sneaking into the building and vandalizing the sign.




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