Industry Archives - Abandoned

National Acme, a National Disgrace

National Acme, located in Cleveland, Ohio, was one of the largest manufacturers of machine tools in the United States. National Acme began as the merger…

Warner & Swasey

The Warner & Swasey Company is a former manufacturer of machine tools, instruments, and speciality equipment, best known for its astronomical telescopes and turret lathes for astronomical observatories and military installations. It was founded as a partnership in 1880 by Worcester Reed Warner and Ambrose Swasey in Cleveland, Ohio.

Van Nattas Pumping Station

The Van Nattas Pumping Station, located in Ithaca, New York, was constructed by the Ithaca Light & Water Company in 1893. It was built on the site of the Van Natta & Jones Mill.

Revisiting the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant

Several weeks ago, I revisited the Indiana Army Ammunitions Plant. INAAP, which manufactured smokeless gunpowder, was the largest of its type in the world.

Onward to Cleveland

Exploring a temple, observatory and factory en route to Cleveland, Ohio is a good way to cap off a trip to the Rust Belt.

Razing Stearns & Foster

The last remnant of the historic Stearns & Foster Company in Lockland, Ohio tumbles down today.

Power Plant Demolition Video

Two power plants, constructed for the Indiana Ammunitions Depot in Indiana, were demolished in 2011-12. Check out the amazing video from the implosion!

Slate Furnace

Kentucky’s oldest iron furnace helped win the War of 1812 down in New Orleans.