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Location DB > United States > Texas > Marshall > The Foundry
The Foundry
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created by Explorer Zero on 1/1/2006 4:57 AM
last modified by Explorer Zero on 8/13/2015 8:55 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
About 3 acres with a large foundry building and furnace type operation with several smaller buildings and warehouses. Its located in a high crime area and almost hidden from view.

I came across this foundry while taking the long way back from another location and had enough daylight left to shoot some quick pics. My time was cut short however before I was done. The Marshall Police showed up and while professional and courteous, they do not appreciate trespassers. Or so I was told after being admonished about what a dangerous place this was and how lots of dangerous people hang around here.

 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: - select -
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information

Marshall, Texas
United States
Owner: unknown
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • One can only imagine but I think its probably been overlooked by the EPA
  •  Interesting Features
    Rust, dust, overheated metal and more rust. Heavy duty smelting and casting machinery, a blast furnace, slag and more slag.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • This location is well known to local beat cops and RR security, they check it daily.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1908
    Closed: 1988
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  •  Recommended Equipment
    This factory once produced wheels and metallic brake shoes for rail cars. It was operating up until 1988 at least. I can find no other records for it. It sits right on an active rail line. One part of the main building is brick and very old the rest is built up around it and made of more modern corrugated sheet and structural steel.

    Satellite views show this one is gone, reports suggest it burned down even though it was made of steel and masonry.
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     Future Plans
    Not much of a chance

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    I got found at the foundry
    Sun, Jan 1st, 2006
    posted by Explorer Zero
    30 pictures

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    Category Rating
    Photography 9 / 10
    Coolness 9 / 10
    Content Quality 9 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 8/14/2015 7:01 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 14 15 at 19:01, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Aug 13 15 at 20:55, Explorer Zero changed the following: Notes for Mods, Latitude, Longitude, History, Status, Accessibility, Future Plans, Description
  • on Dec 20 14 at 22:25, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Dec 19 14 at 23:20, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Foundry floor
  • on Dec 19 14 at 23:20, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Bricks
  • on Dec 19 14 at 23:20, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Mono-rail
  • on Dec 19 14 at 23:20, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Ladder to nowhere
  • on Dec 19 14 at 23:20, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture The crucible
  • on Dec 19 14 at 23:20, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Crucible room
  • on Dec 19 14 at 23:20, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Menacing graffiti
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    You must log in for this feature to work.The Foundry Marshall, TXPeptic Ulcer18995/16/2017 7:09 PM by Explorer Zero
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