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Location DB > United States > Oregon > Lime > Cement Factory
Cement Factory
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created by JaneDoe on 6/30/2010 3:21 AM
last modified by Deuterium on 5/11/2020 4:19 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Asbestos on roofs and materials used in buildings on-site.
Lead paint.

A large factory, including silos, smoke stacks, and a couple houses on the property.

Security measures:
An older brown pickup truck with a passenger wearing high-visibility vest slowed down on hwy 30 and glared, drove off without saying anything. Possibly Baker County contract security personnel.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
I-84 Exit 345 "Lime"
Lime, Oregon
United States
Owner: Baker County
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  • air quality
  • lead paint, PCBs. Unmarked holes. EXTREME wind gusts.
  •  Interesting Features
    Underground passage ways.

    As of October 2015:
    Access onto site is easy, but ladders to high sections of silos and smokestack have been cut off.

    Pretty much the only thing that remains is the cement skeleton.

    Wind levels are no joke here. Don't stand around where you think getting shoved will push you over. It's that strong. Safety goggles with side shield would be useful in some parts so you can avoid getting sand blasted in your eyes.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1923
    Closed: 1980
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Respirator. Asbestos and lead paint in certain parts

    The Sun Portland Cement Plant was built to provide cement for the construction of Owyhee Dam. According to Oregon Geology Magazine (Feb 1965), the Lime Oregon plant was completed and went live in November 1923. This plant was used to mine limestone and supply eastern oregon and western Idaho. After the lime stone depleted in the mid 1970s, it had to source raw materials from Nelson, Oregon and operated for a few years until shutting down in 1980. A new facility was built in Durkee about 15 miles down the freeway in 1979 and still active.

    The old facility was bought by Hobson in 1991 and used to process used tires, but foreclosed by Baker County in 1999 and has been abandoned since.

    Demolished in July 2018
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     Photo Galleries
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    Sat, Jul 3rd, 2010
    posted by JaneDoe
    4 pictures
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    Right before dusk
    Sun, Sep 5th, 2010
    posted by jasonj
    14 pictures
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    Summer 2011 Pre Demolaton
    Sat, Aug 13th, 2011
    posted by jasonj
    24 pictures
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    Fall 2015
    Thu, Oct 15th, 2015
    posted by Deuterium
    20 pictures
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    Historic Photos 1962, and 2000
    Sun, Dec 6th, 2015
    posted by Deuterium
    6 pictures

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    Full 360
    Sat, Aug 13th, 2011
    posted by jasonj

    View from the middle
    Sun, May 22nd, 2011
    posted by jasonj
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    Photography 6 / 10
    Coolness 7 / 10
    Content Quality 5 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 5/11/2020 4:57 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on May 11 20 at 16:57, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 11 20 at 16:19, Deuterium changed the following: History, Recommendation, Security Measures, Media Coverage, Future Plans
  • on Jun 12 18 at 3:29, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 12 18 at 3:28, Emperor Wang changed the following: History, Description
  • on Jun 11 18 at 18:39, Mstein changed the following: Status
  • on Dec 30 15 at 2:02, Explorer Zero validated this location
  • on Dec 14 15 at 23:26, Deuterium changed the following: Web Links
  • on Dec 7 15 at 19:16, Deuterium updated gallery picture Lime Plant operating in the 1960s
  • on Dec 7 15 at 7:32, Deuterium added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Dec 7 15 at 7:30, Deuterium updated gallery Historic Photos 1962, and 2000
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