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Location DB > United States > California > San Francisco > Schlage Lock Factory
Schlage Lock Factory
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 Database Info
created by tunnelbug on 2/23/2006 3:28 AM
last modified by tunnelbug on 1/28/2015 4:49 AM
Publically Viewable Publically Viewable
This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
HUGE! It takes up three full city blocks, and is (was) without a doubt the largest San Francisco abandoned building.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Visatacion and Bayshore Blvd.
San Francisco, California
United States
Owner: Ingersroll-Rand
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • air quality
  • Toxins and Chemicals
  •  Interesting Features
    Only an office remains and the foundation of some of the other structures
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  • Exposed to a busy road (bayshore) on one side
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1926
    Closed: 1999
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Schlage Lock Company manufactured door hardware and lock parts since 1926 in the building now known as Plant 1. The size of the facility was expanded by the acquisition of Plant 2 in 1942, Plant 1-X in 1964, and lastly Plant 3 in 1950. Schlage Lock was acquired by Ingersoll-Rand Corporation in 1974. The manufacturing process included stamping and machining metal alloys; deburring brass, bronze, nickel, silver and steel parts; and cleaning brass and bronze parts with Safety Kleen 150, a petroleum naphtha solvent. The parts were electroplated using a non-chrome clear coat process to prevent corrosion. Zinc dichromate was formerly used in the electroplating process. The facility closed operation in December 1999. In 1980, Plant 3 was sold to Pacific Lithograph Company. They used products containing trichloroethane and stoddard solvent in lithographic processing. Pacific Lithograph declared bankruptcy in January 1984. Pacific Lithograph was acquired by Touch-Plate International Corporation, a subsidiary of Schlage Lock in November 1995 through bankruptcy.
     Media Coverage

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     Future Plans
    It will likely become a multi-use community development with shops, condominiums, businesses, etc.

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     Photo Galleries
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    Tunnelbu's Visit - January, 2006
    Thu, Feb 23rd, 2006
    posted by tunnelbug
    9 pictures
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    It lives!!!!.... Well kinda
    Sat, Mar 9th, 2013
    posted by jexta
    10 pictures

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    Photography 6 / 10
    Coolness 6 / 10
    Content Quality 6 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 1/28/2015 1:10 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 28 15 at 13:10, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Jan 28 15 at 4:49, tunnelbug changed the following: Publically Viewable, Status
  • on Mar 9 13 at 12:39, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 9 13 at 3:09, jexta updated gallery It lives!!!!.... Well kinda
  • on Mar 9 13 at 3:09, jexta updated gallery It lives!!!!.... Well kinda
  • on Mar 9 13 at 3:08, jexta updated gallery picture PC310431.JPG
  • on Mar 9 13 at 3:08, jexta updated gallery picture PC310414.JPG
  • on Mar 9 13 at 3:08, jexta updated gallery picture PC310463.JPG
  • on Mar 9 13 at 3:07, jexta updated gallery picture PC310457(1).JPG
  • on Mar 9 13 at 3:07, jexta updated gallery picture PC310441(1).JPG
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