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Cleveland Hopkins Airport
Society: ASCEMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1925 Hopkins International AirportClevelandState: OHZip: 44135Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Cleveland-Hopkins-Airport/Creator: Hopkins, William , Berry, Jack

Constructed on 1,040 acres just 10 miles southwest of the city center, the Cleveland Hopkins Airport was the first major airport in the world to provide an integrated system of paved landing surfaces, lighted runways, and a terminal complex consisting of hangars and operating facilities. Overseen by city manager William Hopkins and Major "Jack" Berry - an engineer on loan from the U.S. postal service who eventually became the city's first Airport Commissioner - the project at first was called "Major Berry's Folly" by local residents because of its outlying location.

YearAdded:
1979
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Ken Lund (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Cleveland Hopkins AirportEra_date_from: 1925
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