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Location DB > United States > Missouri > St. Louis > St. Louis Army Ammunition Plant
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St. Louis Army Ammunition Plant
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created by memory_machine on 8/21/2006 5:27 PM
last modified by Mr. Kalashnikov on 4/19/2007 12:24 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
St. Louis Army Ammunition Plant

They produced .30-06 ammo here and later 20mm and other large caliber rounds.

Since been demolished.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address

St. Louis, Missouri
United States
Owner: U.S. Military
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • Hazerdous Residues from former munitions wastes
  •  Interesting Features
    The large open main building is massive, with still accessible catwalks at the very top. There are also four other buildings on the site, while not as large or impressive.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • VERY VISIBLE - be careful
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1940
    Closed: 1998
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
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     History
    This plant manufactured ammunition beginning in the 1940s, and was used extensively during WWII. It was also reactivated during the Korean and Vietnam wars. It remained in use by certain Army Reserve units until it was abandoned completely in 1998.
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     Future Plans
    There are rumours of plans to raze the site, but I'm not sure what will be built in it's place or even when this is scheduled to occur.

    UPDATE - site has since been demolished....
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    Goodfellow Munitions Plant
    Mon, Aug 21st, 2006
    posted by memory_machine
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    Mr. Kalashnikov goes to SLAAP
    Thu, Aug 24th, 2006
    posted by Mr. Kalashnikov
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     Panoramas

    Munitions Plant 360
    Mon, Aug 21st, 2006
    posted by memory_machine
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    Category Rating
    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 4/20/2007 2:51 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Apr 20 07 at 2:51, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 19 07 at 0:24, Mr. Kalashnikov changed the following: Status, Future Plans, Description
  • on Sep 16 06 at 3:15, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 12 06 at 15:26, Mr. Kalashnikov updated gallery picture bananafetish.JPG
  • on Aug 24 06 at 21:27, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 24 06 at 1:11, Mr. Kalashnikov updated gallery picture outside3.JPG
  • on Aug 24 06 at 1:10, Mr. Kalashnikov swapped pictures 23 and 24
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  • on Aug 24 06 at 1:10, Mr. Kalashnikov swapped pictures 21 and 22
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