The Mysterious Industrial Zone

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Hard up along the county line, we discovered a whole neighborhood of early Twentieth Century industrial buildings, some in the process of being demolished, some just sitting vacant, and others that seemed to be occupied, or at least available for use. What is the story behind this area northwest of Kingshighway and Natural Bridge? Does anyone have a family member who works (or worked) up this way?

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  1. Tom Maher - Kirkwood MO

    08/27/2014, 05:13 pm

    The building complex in photos 2 & 3 now belongs to Precision Office Installers. The roof of the tan metal-walled building is reminiscent of the famous jigsaw-roofed (my term) building of the Small Arms Plant, now razed. Maybe the tan building was also used for heavy-duty forging way back when?

    The building complex in photos 4 & 5 are for sale: http://s.lnimg.com/attachments/BA042655-9DB2-428A-B21F-5C1A47384D96.pdf It must have been originally built by a company who cared about its appearance – not just a large block of brick. It was most recently occupied (partially ?) by a truck driving school.

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    • Tom Maher - Kirkwood MO

      09/02/2014, 04:39 pm

      Mallinckrodt’s huge complex is from Salisbury South to Angelrodt and from Broadway East to Hall.

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      • Tom Maher - Kirkwood MO

        09/02/2014, 04:45 pm

        Forgot – Mallinckrodt’s complex is way East of the photo series and stretches East to Wharf – nearly to the river – not just to Hall.

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        • Chris Naffziger

          09/02/2014, 05:07 pm

          Indeed, but I think they had additional facilities outside of the “main campus” on Broadway.

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