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Surplus World
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created by EvilNick on 5/15/2005 12:25 AM
last modified by EvilNick on 8/26/2014 6:23 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
The Surplus barn has partially collapsed inside. Be very careful if you go in. At least half of the second floor is now a pile of rubble on the ground floor.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
997 Chili Ave
Rochester, New York
United States
Owner: ?
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • Bees
  •  Interesting Features
    Big-ass silos, cool machinery. Decent view from the top.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • Surrounded by active businesses
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1961
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Flashlight + respirator if you want to go in the silos.
    In 1961, the Chili Development Corp sold the property to M.D.A Inc, a business whose exact nature I've had a hard time pinning down. The buildings /look/ older than that, but I haven't found any evidence that the buildings existed when MDA acquired the land.

    MDA held onto it until around 2005, at which point the Chili Dev Co required it. Around 2006 it gave it to Frederico Construction, Inc. for the express purpose of demolishing the contents of the property (which had become a brownfield site).

    As of 2009, there is a newish building on the site, but the main building I've seen (which contains several large concrete silos) is still standing, despite being quite dilapidated. With any luck, the recession put a stop to the demolition.

    Some misc quotes:
    "For the past 40 years, the 1025 Chili Avenue site had been used for
    the storage of military and surplus commercial goods." -Frederico Construction
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     Future Plans
    As of 9/4 (but probably sooner) a section of the building in the back was torn down. So it's quite possible that the whole thing might be coming down soon. Not so sure.

    They /want/ to demolish it, but that should have happened a year or two ago, so that may have fallen through (woot!)
    Sun, Feb 26th, 2006
    posted by Neo

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     Photo Galleries
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    5-14 Bulb maddness
    Sat, May 14th, 2005
    posted by EvilNick
    15 pictures
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    Old exterior
    Sun, May 21st, 2006
    posted by FloodSpectre
    1 pictures
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    2006 visit
    Sun, Aug 6th, 2006
    posted by djarcanum
    8 pictures
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    Initial Trip
    Wed, Sep 2nd, 2009
    posted by makman
    22 pictures
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    Partial demolition
    Sat, Sep 4th, 2010
    posted by FloodSpectre
    6 pictures
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    Revisits 2012-2013
    Sat, Aug 3rd, 2013
    posted by FloodSpectre
    8 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 8/27/2014 8:51 PM.

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  • on Aug 27 14 at 20:51, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Aug 26 14 at 18:23, EvilNick changed the following: Status
  • on Aug 26 14 at 18:22, EvilNick made this location public
  • on Jun 3 14 at 0:24, Steed validated this location
  • on May 22 14 at 15:04, FloodSpectre added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 22 14 at 15:01, FloodSpectre updated gallery Partial demolition
  • on May 22 14 at 15:01, FloodSpectre created a new gallery
  • on Aug 18 13 at 21:34, FloodSpectre changed the following: Street Address, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Accessibility, Security Measures
  • on Aug 18 13 at 21:28, FloodSpectre added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 18 13 at 21:27, FloodSpectre updated gallery Revisits 2012-2013
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