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Warner and Swasey Observatory

Photo © 2019 David Bulit, Warner and Swasey Observatory - Cleveland, Ohio

This abandoned observatory was built in the early 20th century by Worchester R. Warner and Ambrose Swasey, owners of Warner & Swasey Company, a manufacturer of machine tools, precision instruments, and special machinery such as telescopes. They became trustees of the Case School of Applied Science, later renamed to Case Institute of Technology, and built