On Saturday, probably in order to avoid interrupting traffic on nearby I-70 or the surrounding industrial areas, the first half of the Armour Meat Packing Plant, one of the coolest ruins I have ever had the opportunity to explore, was… Continue Reading
Update: Demolished in the spring of 2o16.
The site of a former quarry in the St. Louis Place neighborhood, the Buxton Skinner Printing Company was famous for printing a map of the 1904 World’s Fair grounds. Here’s an article from 1999 that talks about its acquisition by… Continue Reading
Pretty self-explanatory, the brown field at the old Carter Carburetor is being further demolished. Update: Demolition completed in 2016.
The long vacant Carter Carburetor plant is finally being demolished. Update: Demolition was completed in 2016.
Located down an isolated road that looks like it goes nowhere are the buildings of what was once a Merck pharmaceuticals factory, and an adjacent factory that may have been owned by Merck or at least operated in tandem to… Continue Reading
I went and checked in on that little bit of purgatory, that portion of National City that runs into East St. Louis on the north side of I-64/55. Things are not good. While the Armour Meat Packing Plant still sits… Continue Reading
Distillery Row, which once stretched for miles along the southern Peoria riverfront, is now little more than a memory. The easy transport of corn to make whiskey is now no longer good enough. But one section of the riverfront still… Continue Reading