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indianola309 


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1940's bakery complex
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The history of the bakery begins in the early 1900's. The plant was originally built right next to tracks as a coal distribution facility. As the plant was first getting into production, a man by the name of Lionel A. Pile started a small bakery. His four sons entered the business in the 20’s and 30’s, and expanded the business into the suburbs opening two shops. Due to their growing business they bought an old coal plant turned bakery. In 1952, it started a catering division for large gatherings. By 1973 the bakery had annual sales of $12 million with 1,000 employees. In the 1980's, it had 28 separate branch stores, 14 supermarket units, 6 outlets in May Co. stores, and 3 surplus-thrift outlets. It was one of the biggest bakeries in the state. Every one bought baked goods from here. The rich and the poor, the young and the old. But the bakery started having issues in the 80’s. They had been making things the same way they had when they started. They began to steadily lose money. In 1990, they were bought out and were still losing money. In 1992, they filed for bankruptcy and the 32 remaining stores closed without notice. The bakery had its own printing plant on the top floor of the back building, and there are still multiple boxes of unused baked good boxes. There was a surprising amount left. After the bakery closed, they put a bar, a night club, and a restaurant in. it also became a bottling plant and has many labels left behind on rolls. Well, here's some old pictures first.

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here's the modern ones.

Facade of bakery by indianola309, on Flickr

side of bakery by indianola309, on Flickr

side view showing overgrowth by indianola309, on Flickr

forklift lying in rubble by indianola309, on Flickr

overview of bottling area by indianola309, on Flickr

original bakery floor by indianola309, on Flickr

dead potted plant by indianola309, on Flickr

closer view of rubble by indianola309, on Flickr

display case stored here when closed by indianola309, on Flickr

view of furniture left by indianola309, on Flickr

dusty recliner by indianola309, on Flickr

hallway with workbench and oven by indianola309, on Flickr

view of offices with hole in roof by indianola309, on Flickr

side view of bottling machine by indianola309, on Flickr

hot sauce labels left behind by indianola309, on Flickr

front view of machine by indianola309, on Flickr

chair in front of window by indianola309, on Flickr

pathway to main building by indianola309, on Flickr

storage room by indianola309, on Flickr

door to no where by indianola309, on Flickr

shelf in storage room by indianola309, on Flickr

antique freezer by indianola309, on Flickr

kitchen area by indianola309, on Flickr

inside freezer looking at kitchen by indianola309, on Flickr

pathway to printing press building by indianola309, on Flickr

unbroken mirror by indianola309, on Flickr

chair lying on table by indianola309, on Flickr

chair in the middle of the nightclub by indianola309, on Flickr

bench in nightclub by indianola309, on Flickr

bench with trees by indianola309, on Flickr

disgusting pool table by indianola309, on Flickr

hole in roof in bar area by indianola309, on Flickr

broken cd/45 jukebox by indianola309, on Flickr

the party's over by indianola309, on Flickr

wooden bar by indianola309, on Flickr

another collapsed bar by indianola309, on Flickr

old cash register in storage room by indianola309, on Flickr

beer poster in alcohol storage room by indianola309, on Flickr

office in shipping/receiving by indianola309, on Flickr

fixins bar by indianola309, on Flickr

burnt-out fry trailer by indianola309, on Flickr

high chairs in printing room by indianola309, on Flickr

old sign in printing room by indianola309, on Flickr

outside with original 1800's horse stable by indianola309, on Flickr

pinball machine in random storage room by indianola309, on Flickr

hope you enjoyed the pics. i thought this place was coo. maybe you will too.







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Re: 1940's bakery complex
< Reply # 1 on 2/6/2019 3:23 PM >
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Great work man - love the historical photos and the write up....




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indianola309 


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Great work man - love the historical photos and the write up....


thank you very much. i'm going to keep posting them in this formation. it takes a while though.




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Awesome post! Love to see the old black and white photos for historical context.




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Awesome post! Love to see the old black and white photos for historical context.


Seconded, it definitely adds something to be able to see it in it's prime contrasted against it's current state. Great work!



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Great post! So many pictures, and the b&w ones were cool to see too. Among others, that pinball machine looked like a really cool find.
I bet it took forever to write that whole thing, but definitely keep doing it!




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Cool spot.




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Cool thread!

The historic photos always add an awesomely nice touch.




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