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Location DB > United States > West Virginia > Wheeling > La Belle Flat Nail Plant
La Belle Flat Nail Plant
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created by jasonj on 6/13/2011 1:34 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 6/29/2019 12:34 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Big Plant consisting of several buildings. There is storage, the offices, and the main plant. The place is on a huge plot of land with a barbed wire topped fence around it.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information
31st and McColloch
Wheeling, West Virginia
United States
Owner: Dennis and Patricia Mcmarrow
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  •  Interesting Features
    All the original Nail Macchines are still here. They are over 100 years old and would still work. Nothing has been taken out. Lunch rooms, gloves, vats full of nails, you name it from a nail plant, its still there.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1852
    Closed: 2010
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  • I was covered in oil and dirt afterwards.
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    The worlds largest Nail Plant until 2010. The plant went under as most of their business was lost to China. The plant employeed 150 and the entire block was dedicated to worker housing, most of which is also now abandoned or was tore down due to the new freeway ramp. The plant was opened for 158 years. It is currently being decomissoned.
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     Future Plans
    All those neat machines are to be sold for scrap and the building sold to whomever.

    Torn down for townhomes (of course) in 2017


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    Look at all the Crap!
    Mon, Jun 13th, 2011
    posted by jasonj
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 6/29/2019 12:35 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 29 19 at 0:35, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 29 19 at 0:34, Emperor Wang changed the following: Street Address
  • on Jun 28 19 at 22:30, jasonj changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Future Plans
  • on Jun 28 19 at 22:28, jasonj made this location public
  • on Jun 13 11 at 21:35, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jun 13 11 at 3:34, Emperor Wang changed the following: City
  • on Jun 13 11 at 3:04, jasonj made this location available
  • on Jun 13 11 at 3:03, jasonj reordered images in gallery Look at all the Crap!
  • on Jun 13 11 at 3:02, jasonj added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jun 13 11 at 2:59, jasonj updated gallery picture 100_1492.JPG
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