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UER Forum > US: Great Lakes > Parade Float Factory (Viewed 251 times)
Aran 


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Parade Float Factory
< on 7/8/2020 3:10 AM >
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A while back JennyUE and I explored an abandoned parade float factory in Chicago, and I've finally gotten around to editing the photo set from that visit. This factory started off manufacturing locomotives to pull mine carts for mining operations, before it eventually became a parade float workshop and warehouse. It was eventually abandoned with pieces of the parade floats scattered throughout the building.

IMG_6035 by Forgotten Interstices, on Flickr

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IMG_6107 by Forgotten Interstices, on Flickr

IMG_6099 by Forgotten Interstices, on Flickr

IMG_6111 by Forgotten Interstices, on Flickr

The full album was like 20 pictures and I didn't want to put them all in a super long post, but you can find the rest of them here:

https://www.flickr.../with/50088819901/

Anyway, this was a cool industrial explore with some unique parade float pieces left behind, definitely a fun explore.





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Re: Parade Float Factory
< Reply # 1 on 7/8/2020 5:37 PM >
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Looks like a sweet spot.

Love this kind of place.




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Re: Parade Float Factory
< Reply # 2 on 7/8/2020 5:38 PM >
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Cool!

That's an awesome lathe. I like #1 too. Very industrial.




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< Reply # 3 on 7/8/2020 7:13 PM >
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Nice set! I'll have to make my way out sometime.




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< Reply # 4 on 7/8/2020 8:10 PM >
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These are some great shots, love the skyline, and 1, 4, & 10 are my favorites also. Thanks for sharing!




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< Reply # 5 on 7/8/2020 9:21 PM >
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Giant gears, complex hydraulic circuits, these were some serious parade floats.
Love that old blueprint. Did you find any papers with dates on them?




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Aran 


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Huh. I guess covid made me a trendsetter.

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Re: Parade Float Factory
< Reply # 6 on 7/10/2020 2:47 PM >
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Posted by C. Enzo
Giant gears, complex hydraulic circuits, these were some serious parade floats.
Love that old blueprint. Did you find any papers with dates on them?


No, unfortunately the only papers left behind were some burnt blueprints. This place was very heavily graffiti'd and smashed up- it's definitely a high traffic abandonment.




Indiana Jones wasn't an archaeologist, he was an urban explorer. Archaeologists do a lot less running and a lot more paperwork.

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MysteriousExpedition  


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< Reply # 7 on 7/10/2020 5:44 PM >
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Love this set! I'll be checking out this location next week after I explore the radio tower first



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