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Location DB > United States > New York > Rochester > American Laundry Machinery
American Laundry Machinery
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created by EvilNick on 5/14/2005 3:12 AM
last modified by FloodSpectre on 7/29/2014 2:20 PM
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Large machine shops with a flooded basement, rusted machinery. Collapsed roof in several places. Large adjoining warehouse with huge accessible roof and small rooms. Fire burnt many of the small side rooms, exposing a lot of insulation and asbestos.

Cameras have been placed outside the main gate on the active (western) part of the building. Be careful.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
110 Buffalo Road
Rochester, New York
United States
Owner: Potomac Properties LLC
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    A foreman of ALMC, Paul R Galinger, joined the experiment at Strong hospital where he was injected with plutonium in 1945. He died five months later of pneumonia and Lou Gehrig's disease. ALMCwas the largest producer of commercial laundry equipment in the 1950's. The company still has some presence in Cincinatti-- the building there also has the strange crests.
     Security Measures
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1930
    Closed: 0
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  •  Recommended Equipment
    Respirator if you want to go into the burned-out parts.
    Arthur T. HAGEN (1852-1917) Started the American Laundry Machine Company. 110 Buffalo Road was built in 1930, though it looks much older. It was a new location for ALMC, which previously has space at Lincoln Park (1920's) and at 56 Dewey Ave. (around 1910). In the 1909 City Directory, the company is listed as "The American Laundry Machinery MFG Co., Successor to A.T. Hagen Co. Manufacturers of Laundry Machinery." By 1931 they were listed as Manf. of "Laundry and Dry Cleaning Machinery." In the 30's Rug Cleaning Mach. was added, and by 1950 "Manf. of "Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Rug Cleaning Machinery Iron Founders Manufacturers of Meehanite Metal.' (a type of cast iron) By 1958 they were also listed as manuf. "Centrifugal Machinery." By 1960 ALMC no longer appears in the directory, as the company was bought out by the McGraw-Edison Co. perhaps this is when the place was shut down?? The company had many machines installed in WWII naval ships, which may be part of the reason for the military apparatus lying around. Perhas the stuff came in later years with another business, but I doubt it. The main property at 110 Buffalo Road was purchased in March of 2005 for a pathetic $1. (the property was assessed for $450K!!) by Potomac Properties, LLC, which according to the NYS Dpt. of State was organized in January. Other buildings originally part of the plant built in 1930 have been divided up to other owners and have separate addresses: 105 Craig St, 1 Sherer and 3 Sherer.
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    Likely going to be demolished in the near future. Warehouse was demolished in late 2013 after yet another fire.
    Things Have Changed
    Mon, Apr 9th, 2007
    posted by djarcanum
    One Hot Sunday
    Wed, Jun 22nd, 2005
    posted by Mad Hatter

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    Sat, May 14th, 2005
    posted by EvilNick
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    One Hot Sunday
    Wed, Jun 22nd, 2005
    posted by Mad Hatter
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    The Owner Was Here...?
    Sun, Apr 15th, 2007
    posted by djarcanum
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    Thirsty for souls
    Mon, Jun 22nd, 2009
    posted by trent
    10 pictures
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    AMLC (2013)
    Sun, May 26th, 2013
    posted by FloodSpectre
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     Web Links - Burned for a third time, May 5 2010. Ruled Arson

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    Coolness 8 / 10
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 7/30/2014 8:51 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 30 14 at 20:51, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Jul 29 14 at 14:20, FloodSpectre changed the following: Future Plans
  • on Jun 3 14 at 0:42, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 25 14 at 14:19, FloodSpectre changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite
  • on Aug 17 13 at 19:30, FloodSpectre added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 17 13 at 17:36, FloodSpectre swapped pictures 0 and 1
  • on Aug 17 13 at 17:35, FloodSpectre added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 17 13 at 17:35, FloodSpectre updated gallery AMLC (2013)
  • on Aug 17 13 at 17:34, FloodSpectre created a new gallery
  • on May 6 10 at 15:04, Steed validated this location
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