Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Abandoned Factory, Walnut Park #1
Situated on a quiet backstreet near West Florissant Avenue, the Barry-Wehmiller Machinery Co. sits in a state of increasing ruin.
Later taken over in the 1990's by a wholesale industrial product resale concern, it now sits abandoned, and filled with "stuff."
See an article here about the interior of the factory.
Owned by the City's Land Reutilization Authority, it most likely is polluted and hazardous for use. One can only imagine in 1912, when the factory opened, the sounds of boots on the streets as workers walked down the street from their homes in Walnut Park.
A Blog detailing the beauty of St. Louis architecture and the buildup of residue-or character-that accumulates over the course of time.