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Location DB > United States > Michigan > Ypsilanti > Crown Vantage Mill / Peninsular Paper Mill
Crown Vantage Mill / Peninsular Paper Mill
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created by n-rock on 11/25/2003 2:43 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 4/18/2022 12:01 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Building is 4 stories, approx 1000'x200' in plan. It is composed of a number of sections built at different times, which makes the space somewhat confusing. Nice complex roof. Neat machinery scattered throughout. Offices with piles of documents.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Huron River Drive
Ypsilanti, Michigan
United States
Owner: Edwards Communities Inc. of Columbus, Ohio
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  • several large holes in floor
  •  Interesting Features
    Great roof with lots of ladders.

    Nice collections of old machinery; the boilers and shop rooms in the basement are especially awesome. Catwalks, staircases, ladders.

    The union office in the basement is full of cool old documents; other offices still have furniture and paperwork; a lab upstairs has color testing equipment.

    Part of the plant is still used for storage of cardboard and plastic boxes, although no personnel were observed on my two visits. consider the place 'semi-active'.

    The remaining building with the large sign on top is not really interesting inside. There seems to be a basement, but the lower level of the building has been filled with dirt.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • welded doors
  • In a public park
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1867
    Closed: 2001
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    There has been a paper mill at this site since 1867. The current complex is a mishmash of different eras. The plant stopped making paper in 2001 (judging by the NASCAR calendars left on the office walls in the basement), but part of it is still used for storage. the site was purchased by a columbus, ohio firm to be demolished and made into apartments. demolition took place May-July 2004
     Media Coverage
    general story:

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     Future Plans
    The main building was demolished in May-July 2004. Student apartments were built in its place, which feature the theme of the mill; they are called Peninsular Place.

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     Photo Galleries
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    Peninsular Paper
    Wed, Dec 3rd, 2003
    posted by n-rock
    6 pictures
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    Sun, Nov 22nd, 2009
    posted by sunshinin
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    Tue, Jul 14th, 2020
    posted by Findloo
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 4/18/2022 12:03 AM.

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  • on Apr 18 22 at 0:03, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 18 22 at 0:01, Emperor Wang changed the following: Interesting Features, Media Coverage, Future Plans
  • on Apr 17 22 at 23:58, Emperor Wang changed the following: Description
  • on Apr 17 22 at 23:18, Findloo updated gallery picture IMG_20200714_135616619_HDR (1).jpg
  • on Apr 17 22 at 23:18, Findloo updated gallery picture IMG_20200714_135821440_HDR (1).jpg
  • on Apr 17 22 at 23:17, Findloo added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 17 22 at 23:17, Findloo updated gallery Powerhoue
  • on Apr 17 22 at 23:17, Findloo updated gallery Powerhoue
  • on Apr 17 22 at 23:16, Findloo created a new gallery
  • on Jan 20 13 at 17:02, Opheliaism validated this location
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    You must log in for this feature to work.What kind of paper/process?Samurai115489/29/2006 11:29 PM by quirk
    You must log in for this feature to work.Peninsular Paper Mill in Ypsilanti Michiganquirk040334/27/2004 3:36 PM by quirk
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