Update: Demolition was completed in late 2012. See photographs of demolition in the summer of 2012 here and here, and also photos of the interior during demolition here.
I’ve got the bad feeling that the Venice Power Station is being torn down. I drove by on Thursday, and large portions of the building have disappeared, and the windows have been removed from the main building, revealing what looks to be an empty interior. See pictures of it during its operation at Built St. Louis.
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We go by this every time we visit Heather's family in Illinois. I've been watching it come down for months.
I was looking through some of my grand fathers pictures and found a folder of the original construction of the Venice Power Plant from 1943. My Grand Father, Chester Robinson, was a engineer at that plant
Wow, I would love to seem them if you could e-mail them to me.