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Location DB > Canada > Quebec > Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu > Singer Co. of Canada Ltd.
 Name
Singer Co. of Canada Ltd.
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 Database Info
created by SPEK Photo on 2/16/2004 12:05 AM
last modified by magstb on 3/2/2011 8:19 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
A huge industrial lot full of history.

great wide open floors.

Still in place huge firefighting water reservoir in the towers.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address
near St-Louis st.
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
Canada
Owner: Banque Nationale de Grèce
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • lots of pigeon feces= lung problems
  •  Interesting Features
    A huge lot, waiting to be discovered before it is converted into lofts and commercial purpose just like the Angus Shop lot became.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1900
    Closed: 1986
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • CAMERA
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    Build at the beginning of last century, 1 000 000+ ft.sq lot was home of the Singer sewing machine factory. In the huge complex, sewing machines were built from A-Z including the wooden base for it.

    The plant hired more than 3000 persons, and the whole local community was living from the cash flow of the factory. A cloth manufature was on the next lot to the Singer.

    In the 1950s union gave a hard time to the Singer factory with a strike.

    In 1986, the factory closed and the whole complex was left to himself. Some part were destroyed like the boiler room building, some others like the shipping docks were transformed into commercial locals.

    A part of the building is now a sport center, the cloth factory across the street is now divided into many different community actions.

     Media Coverage
    Some, but more since 2001 as the city wants it to be converted into residential area.

    The factory next to the main building is being sold as condos and lofts... not original.
     Future Plans
    Should be converted into residential and commercial purpose by 2005.
     Stories
    nouvelle vocation
    Wed, Dec 3rd, 2008
    posted by pnb100


    Add your own story
     Photo Galleries
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    SPEK's Singer Safari-photo tour.
    Mon, Feb 16th, 2004
    posted by SPEK Photo
    28 pictures
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    SPEK's Singer cloth factory tour.
    Mon, Feb 16th, 2004
    posted by SPEK Photo
    41 pictures
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    SPEK's Sewing In The Place.
    Sat, Apr 10th, 2004
    posted by SPEK Photo
    61 pictures
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    PhoBac's "Eating, Karting and Bowhunting" tour
    Tue, Sep 7th, 2004
    posted by PhoBac
    72 pictures
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    SPEK and Ben Mox
    Mon, Oct 31st, 2005
    posted by SPEK Photo
    36 pictures
    Click to view gallery
    Psycho & Dave-O - One of our summer tour
    Mon, Nov 7th, 2005
    posted by psycho
    1 pictures
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    Black n' White Madness
    Sun, Nov 13th, 2005
    posted by baleze
    20 pictures
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    Singer, Lord & Kitten
    Fri, Dec 9th, 2005
    posted by angeloks
    10 pictures
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    Singer, Take Two
    Sun, Dec 11th, 2005
    posted by angeloks
    12 pictures
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    pic aérienne de l'usine
    Sat, Apr 29th, 2006
    posted by Flash Salute
    1 pictures
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    Too close
    Mon, Jan 8th, 2007
    posted by controleman
    15 pictures
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    Some other point of views
    Mon, Jan 8th, 2007
    posted by Alvin
    10 pictures
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    BBQ
    Tue, May 1st, 2007
    posted by Professor Chaos
    6 pictures
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    Yet another one
    Mon, May 21st, 2007
    posted by tijeff
    10 pictures
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    B&A archives stuff and historical pictures part 1
    Thu, Mar 26th, 2009
    posted by Bulbeue et Aigue
    25 pictures
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    B&A archives stuff and historical pictures part 2
    Thu, Apr 2nd, 2009
    posted by Bulbeue et Aigue
    9 pictures
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    empty shell
    Mon, Apr 13th, 2009
    posted by Sirber
    19 pictures
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    été 2008 just before the demolition of the garage
    Fri, May 1st, 2009
    posted by Bulbeue et Aigue
    11 pictures
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    Printemps 2009
    Tue, Jul 14th, 2009
    posted by Elleir
    10 pictures
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    octobre 2008 juste avant le debut des bulldozers
    Sun, Jan 17th, 2010
    posted by magstb
    25 pictures
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    Mai 2010
    Sun, May 16th, 2010
    posted by magstb
    5 pictures
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    Janvier 2011 , its all gone
    Wed, Mar 2nd, 2011
    posted by magstb
    6 pictures
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    Les terrains de la Singer - 26 novembre 2013
    Tue, Nov 26th, 2013
    posted by magstb
    9 pictures
     


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     Panoramas

    Unstraight Pano
    Mon, Jan 8th, 2007
    posted by controleman


    Where's my favorite metal Scraper?
    Sun, Jan 7th, 2007
    posted by controleman
     Web Links
    Singer sewing machines collection:

    http://users.erols.com/santilla/

    Singer going down...

    http://www.youtube...atch?v=85EGS-XAniI



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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 6/25/2014 12:02 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 25 14 at 12:02, Steed validated this location
  • on Nov 26 13 at 21:14, magstb added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 26 13 at 21:10, magstb created a new gallery
  • on Jul 11 12 at 0:43, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jul 11 12 at 0:39, pnb100 updated a story
  • on Mar 3 11 at 19:43, Steed validated this location
  • on Mar 2 11 at 20:19, magstb changed the following: Recommendation, Web Links
  • on Mar 2 11 at 20:14, magstb added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Mar 2 11 at 20:14, magstb created a new gallery
  • on Mar 2 11 at 20:09, magstb changed the following: Status, Accessibility
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