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Location DB > United States > Georgia > Atlanta > Simmons Plaiting Works
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Simmons Plaiting Works
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 Database Info
created by toeknee on 7/15/2005 1:28 AM
last modified by turtl on 7/28/2014 3:43 AM
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 Overview
 Description
Large warehouse. Some machines. TONS of trash.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Rediculously Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
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Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Owner: Deceased
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • horrid smell, lots of hobos
  •  Interesting Features
    The amount of waste in this place is almost unbelievable. Oh, and there's a really big pit.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • wooden boarding
  • All those security measures are broken
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1940
    Closed: 2000
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  • bug spray, and water proof shoes
  •  Recommended Equipment
    rope
     History
    The history is a little sketchy. I found reference to a picture a picture taken on June 28th, 1946...so it's been around at least since then. On December 22, 2000 the company "filed Chapter 11 under case number 75316. Assets and labilities were listed as $2 million and $1.3 million respectively. The firm also owes South Trust Bank nearly $1 million."

    So at some point between then and 2002, the owner just abandoned the place. Walked away and left everything with it.

    Excerpt from a city pdf:
    ... is a former electroplater that abandoned its manufacturing plant in downtown Atlanta. EPD’s contractor began removal activities at the site, which included characterization and inventory of the waste, on November 2002. Waste removal activities were completed, including decontamination of the facility, in May 2003. Approximately 305,000 gallons of hazardous waste were removed from the site. Of this, approximately 240,000 gallons of this was electroplating sludge pumped from a 30-foot deep pit inside the building. Approximately 57,000 gallons of non-hazardous debris were also removed from the site. The total cost for removal activities was $945,987 from the state Hazardous Waste Trust Fund."

    On November 3rd, 2003, the owner passed away.
    Excerpt from his Obituary:
    "He was a member of SAMF, NAMF, and the American Electroplaters Society. ..., under his guidance, received recognition from the NAACP for its support of racial equality during the early days of the Civil Rights movement. "

    I also have a photo from April 4th, 2004 which pictures the place in a much better condition. So with it only being a little over a year since, this place has gone down the tubes fast. Guess that's what happens when there's no owner to lock it up and keep it that way.
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     Photo Galleries
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    A reason for good boots
    Tue, Jul 12th, 2005
    posted by toeknee
    14 pictures
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    blackomegax's mini-op pictures
    Mon, Dec 12th, 2005
    posted by BOX
    10 pictures
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    mm's 20051210 mini-op pix
    Wed, Dec 28th, 2005
    posted by MutantMandias
    10 pictures
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    bZ in atl, mini-op 12/10
    Tue, Jan 17th, 2006
    posted by binaryzero
    4 pictures
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    Peach's Pixels
    Thu, Jun 8th, 2006
    posted by rotten peach
    7 pictures
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    still infested
    Sat, Aug 13th, 2011
    posted by ScreenAce
    10 pictures
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    Historical
    Sun, Jul 27th, 2014
    posted by turtl
    1 pictures
     


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    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 7/29/2014 2:14 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 29 14 at 2:14, Steed validated this location
  • on Jul 28 14 at 3:43, turtl changed the following: Display Name
  • on Jul 27 14 at 16:59, turtl changed the following: Display Name
  • on Jul 27 14 at 15:31, turtl added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 27 14 at 15:31, turtl created a new gallery
  • on Sep 13 11 at 3:55, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Sep 11 11 at 15:14, ScreenAce updated gallery still infested
  • on Sep 11 11 at 15:13, ScreenAce updated gallery picture Hallway to Hell
  • on Sep 11 11 at 15:12, ScreenAce updated gallery picture Just say no.
  • on Sep 11 11 at 15:12, ScreenAce updated gallery picture Maniacal
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