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Cleveland Baseball and Broadcasting Heritage Museum clean-up begins
Cleveland Arcade pipe burst last week caused major water damage

Kabir Bhatia
Davison estimates there was 10 inches of water on the floor of the broadcasting section of the museum
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Clean-up efforts began over the weekend at the Cleveland Arcade, after a water main break destroyed much of the Baseball and Broadcast Heritage Museum last week.
Cleveland Baseball and Broadcasting Heritage Museum clean-up begins

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The baseball artifacts on the ground floor were hardest hit, and 10 inches of water got through to the Cleveland radio-related items on the lower floor. Archivist Jim Davison says photos, baseball uniforms and even a replica newsroom were among the casualties. But lots of banners, promotional items and vintage equipment were saved. The salvageable pieces are being boxed up this week, but Davison says the Arcade space is not repairable and the museum is looking for a new home. The Baseball Heritage Museum opened in 1999, and added the Broadcasting section in 2008.
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