Stop demolition of former Remington Arms/GE plant in Bridgeport, CT
The Petition: The Remington Arms/ G.E. factory is one of this country’s most historic industrial buildings.
Begun in 1915, it filled huge orders for rifles and ammunition to supply the British, French, and Russian armies before being sold to the Remington Arms Company, which in turn sold it in 1920 to the General Electric Corporation.
The plant turned out thousands of small kitchen appliances and served as General Electric’s headquarters. Its dignified and appropriate scale for the surrounding neighborhood should serve not only as a reminder of this nation’s industrial history, but also as the inspiration for a productive and creative rebirth of Bridgeport.
We, the undersigned, urge General Electric, the State and City to work together to find a solution that saves the former ‘Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Co.’ plant on Boston Ave. in Bridgeport, CT from demolition. Sign the petition here
Get more info on Facebook… The group’s goal is to save the former ‘Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Co.’ plant (now owned by GE) on Boston Ave. in Bridgeport, CT from demolition. The 1.2 million sqft plant has a 95 year history in Bridgeport and is a monument of New England industry history. GE, despite their ‘ecomagination’ campaign, seems not to be interested in doing a real green thing, which a revitalization of these 13 buildings would be.