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indianola309 


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Two Victorian factories
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I have many pics I want to post, so I thought I'd post two giant empty industrial buildings from the late 1800s and early 1900s that happen right down the street from each other. If you're from my area, you've probably spent some time here yourself. let's start with a lathe factory.

The building was built from 1904 to 1910. not exactly Victorian, i know, but it replaced the earlier 1880's building. they built lathes and telescopes. during both wars, they built individual parts for guns, planes, and tanks. they also built sniper scopes. at this point they had over 7000 people working and was one of the largest factories in the city. over 30 large observatories have used their telescopes, and some still are. in 1919, they donated an observatory to the city college. The observatory closed in the 80's, and is also abandoned. as industry left america, the company was barely hanging on and folded in the early 80's. the factory was abandoned by 1985 with the very few employees they had losing their jobs.

The next one was built in 1880. There’s not really much information on it. It was built as a for rail lines. In 1917, it was discovered that the power station was too weak and the plant was shut down. For several years it was used to make ice machines. Soon after, a well known electronics company moved in and built a 5 story addition in 1922. But in 1933, they left and went to a new building. In 1936, a company that builds parts for car and airplane engines bought a couple buildings. They flourished during WW2, but directly after the war started hurting. But soon the need for parts came again and they were enjoying business. In 1958, a company moved in that built radar guiding systems for missiles, but moved out in 1963. In the same year a company that built lighting fixtures moved in, and in 1979 it has closed and the factory went abandoned. This is one of the easiest places I've been to. Its very popular for exploration and the cops turn a bit of a blind eye to it. I’ts probably one of the most popular places for exploration in the area.

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well, I've been to this factory twice. once in October of 2017, and once in November of 2018. so ill start with the 2017 pictures.

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this last factory has had a movie scene from an extremely popular film series filmed in it. extra points to anyone who can get it.





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Mr. Bitey 


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Re: Two Victorian factories
< Reply # 1 on 5/7/2019 2:20 PM >
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Some nice shots in there. HUGE explores = good times. Bonus point question - Was that where the first scenes outside the walls were filmed for The Scorch Trials from The Maze Runner series? Probably a stab in the dark - but it reminded me of that - that may have been an abandoned mall....




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indianola309 


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Oh yeah, both places were massive. no unfortunately that's not it. although I've never seen that movie, so it could be. but that's not the one i was talking about.




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Cool spots! I like big places like this. Fun looks fun to run around in even with all the graffiti.




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Cool spots! I like big places like this. Fun looks fun to run around in even with all the graffiti.


Thank you. They certainly were. There wasn’t anything left, but after being vacant for so long and being as popular as they are, I wouldn’t expect them to. They were both really good sized, and great for pictures. Good thing the graffiti wasn’t low effort stuff. Not all of it atleast. Makes it easier to appreciate.




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Spectacular pictures, what cool locations! I especially love the pictures of the rooftops, the look out on the city in 24 and the rafters in 39-41 are incredible.




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thank you. i really like the roof ones too. i love the buildings close to downtown areas. it just makes for great pictures. that whole old generator room is amazingly industrial. i just wish there was more left behind.




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You've got some really cool pictures in here! Even though they're empty, they're probably fun to just wander around in. The second one looked really cool in some of the later shots. Thanks for posting.




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ou've got some really cool pictures in here! Even though they're empty, they're probably fun to just wander around in. The second one looked really cool in some of the later shots. Thanks for postin


they certainly were! it was nice not really having to worry about police and being able to explore calmly. if you look at pic 34, you can actually see them filming a rap video. they probably felt odd with us exploring around them. at least the graffiti was pretty good. thanks for looking.




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< Reply # 9 on 5/14/2019 12:18 PM >
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The movie was the avengers. it was the black widow scene in the first one.




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Those are some great pictures, I love seeing the steel architecture for the ceilings and supports like in pictures 38 & 39.




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Those are some great pictures, I love seeing the steel architecture for the ceilings and supports like in pictures 38 & 39


Oh I do too. It’s very complex. But I can only imagine it’s how it’s roof hasn’t collapsed in the almost 40 years of it being vacant and open to the elements. Although some of them were cut.




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First set #24 is a perfect shot. Looks like an album cover.. Great job.




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First set #24 is a perfect shot. Looks like an album cover.. Great job.


I hadn’t thought of it that way, but you’re perfectly right. That would be a great album cover. Thank you.




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I hadn’t thought of it that way, but you’re perfectly right. That would be a great album cover. Thank you.


Of course, slap a catchy phrase on there like "Lonesome Town" with a few sub names and you're ready to release the hottest Urbex album of the year.




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