A listing of abandoned industries, including breweries, distilleries, steel mills, and power plants, in the United States.

Indiana

Marble Hill Nuclear Power Plant

Marble Hill Nuclear Power Plant

Marble Hill Nuclear Power Plant is an abandoned power generating facility in Marble Hill, Indiana. It was abandoned in 1984 after $2.7 billion was expended.

  • Location: Marble Hill, Indiana
  • Status: Demolished

Kentucky

Buchanan Fuel Krypton Loadout

Buchanan Fuel Krypton Loadout

The Buchanan Fuel Krypton Loadout was located near a small surface coal mine in Kyrpton, Kentucky.

  • Location: Krypton, Kentucky
  • Status: Demolished

Chinn Mine

Chinn Mine

Chinn Mine is an abandoned calcite mine turned tourist attraction, restaurant, and gasoline station located across the mouth of Shawnee Run along the Kentucky River in Brooklyn, Kentucky.

  • Location: Brooklyn, Kentucky
  • Status: Abandoned

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January and Wood Company

January and Wood Company was a former cotton mill at West Second Street in Maysville, Kentucky. It closed in 2003.

  • Location: Maysville, Kentucky
  • Status: Demolished

Lee Clay Products

Lee Clay Products

Lee Clay Products, a former brick factory in Clearfield, Kentucky, was in operation until 1970.

  • Location: Morehead, Kentucky
  • Status: Active

Louisville Gas and Electric’s Paddy’s Run Power Plant

The Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) Paddy’s Run Power Plant is a defunct power generating facility in southwestern Louisville, Kentucky, located at the confluence of Paddy’s Run stream and the Ohio River. Planning for the coal-fired power plant in the Rubbertown district of the city began in the 1930s, when the majority of the 140 antiquated steam power plants that dotted the city only decades prior were being phased out.

  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Status: Being Demolished

Tobacco By-Products & Chemical Corporation

Louisville Industrial Park

The Louisville Industrial Park, in its prior history, consisted of the Atlantic Tank & Barrel Company, a whiskey barrel manufacturer, and the Tobacco By-Products & Chemical Corporation, a formulator of pesticides and insecticides. Heavily polluted and a listed Superfund site, the abandoned grounds are located in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Status: Being Demolished

Louisville Varnish Company

  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Status: Abandoned

Olive Hill Fire Brick Company

Located within a very rich clay deposit, fire brick was produced for decades in Olive Hill, Kentucky that was shipped worldwide.

  • Location: Olive Hill, Kentucky
  • Status: Abandoned

Parker Tobacco Company

Parker Tobacco Company

Parker Tobacco Company is a former tobacco purchasing, processing, marketing, and commercial storage operation in Maysville, Kentucky. It was demolished in 2011 after several arson attempts.

  • Location: Maysville, Kentucky
  • Status: Demolished

Texas Company Oil Refinery

Texola, Kentucky was home to a Texas Company Oil Refinery from 1920 until 1945.

  • Location: Texola, Kentucky
  • Status: Abandoned

Maryland

Lonaconing Silk Mill

Lonaconing Silk Mill

The Lonaconing Silk Mill, located in Lonaconing, Maryland, is the one of the last intact silk mills in the United States. It is situated within the National Lonaconing Historic District.

  • Location: Lonaconing, Maryland
  • Status: Closed

Michigan

Bigelow-Cooper Company

Bigelow-Cooper Company

The Bigelow-Cooper Company is a former hardwood flooring manufacturer in Bay City, Michigan.

  • Location: Bay City, Michigan
  • Status: Demolished

New York

Jennison Power Station

Bennettsville Power Station

Bennettsville Power Station is an abandoned power plant in New York that was in operation from 1948 to 2000.

  • Location: New York
  • Status: Abandoned

Cargill Superior Elevator

Cargill Superior Elevator

The Cargill Superior Elevator is an abandoned grain elevator along the Buffalo River in Buffalo, New York.

  • Location: Buffalo, New York
  • Status: Abandoned

Otis Elevator Company, Curtiss-Wright

Otis Elevator Company Buffalo Works / Curtiss-Wright

The Otis Elevator Company is a former factory along Northland Avenue in Buffalo, New York. The site was later reused by Curtiss-Wright to manufacture aircraft components.

  • Location: Buffalo, New York
  • Status: Abandoned

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Ohio

Alpha Portland Cement Company

Alpha Portland Cement Company

Alpha Portland Cement Company is a former cement manufacturing plant in Ironton, Ohio. Abandoned for decades, the complex was demolished in 2010.

  • Location: Ironton, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Ault and Wiborg Company

Ault and Wiborg Company

The Ault and Wiborg Company had a factory located at 417 East 7th Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio that was built in 1930 for the Queen City Printing Company, a manufacturer of printing inks and dry color dyes and pigments that innovated the industry with coal-tar dyes. It was demolished in 2009.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Buckeye Ordnance Works

The Buckeye Ordnance Works, in operation for only three years during World War II in South Point, Ohio, manufactured ammonium nitrate explosives.

  • Location: South Point, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Carlyle Labold Tile and Brick Company

Carlyle Labold Tile and Brick Company

The Carlyle Labold Tile and Brick Company, located in Petersburg (Coal Grove), Ohio, was a tile and brick manufacturer.

  • Location: Coal Grove, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

City Mills

City Mills

City Mills, at 160 North Main Street in Mansfield, Ohio, served as a warehouse for the Sandusky & Mansfield Railroad and then as a mill for City Mills and Gilbert, Waugh and Company.

  • Location: Mansfield, Ohio
  • Status: Preserved

Champion Paper

Champion Paper

Champion Paper, which later became Champion International Paper, International Paper and then Smart Papers, is a former paper mill in Hamilton, Ohio.

  • Location: Hamilton, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished, Renovated

Cherry Valley Coke Ovens

Cherry Valley Coke Ovens

Cherry Valley Coke Ovens consists of 200 disused coke ovens that was constructed by the Leetonia Iron and Coal Company circa 1866 in Leetonia, Ohio.

  • Location: Leetonia, Ohio
  • Status: Preserved

Consolidated Grain

Early & Daniel

Early & Daniel is an abandoned and partly demolished grain silo complex along Beekman Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Partially Demolished

Crosley Building

Crosley Building

The Crosley Radio Corporation, which was the largest manufacturer of table-top radios in the United States, was based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Abandoned

Crowell-Collier Publishing Company

Crowell-Collier Publishing Company

The printing operations for the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, then the world’s largest magazine publishing house, was located on High Street in Springfield, Ohio.

  • Location: Springfield, Ohio
  • Status: Partially Demolished

Harding-Jones Paper Company

Harding-Jones Paper Company

The Harding-Jones Paper Company is a former paper mill in Excello, Ohio. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Harding-Jones Paper Company Historic District.

  • Location: Excello, Ohio
  • Status: Abandoned

Harvard Company - Webster Dental Manufacturing Company

Harvard Company – Webster Dental Manufacturing Company

The Harvard Company andWeber Dental Manufacturing Company are former dental furniture and equipment manufacturers in Canton, Ohio. It’s factory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Location: Canton, Ohio
  • Status: Abandoned

Hercules Motors

Hercules Motors

Hercules Motors is a formerly abandoned industrial factory that manufactured high-speed, lightweight gasoline engines in Canton, Ohio. The plant’s buildings, an earshot from downtown, are being rehabilitated into apartments, offices, and retail space.

  • Location: Canton, Ohio
  • Status: Restored, Being Renovated

Lempco Industries

Lempco Industries

Lempco, an industrial facility located in New Lexington, Ohi, manufactured die sets, guiding components and springs for the automotive industry.

  • Location: New Lexington, Ohio
  • Status: Abandoned

New Boston Coke Corporation

New Boston Coke Corporation

The New Boston Coke Corporation, once part of the Portsmouth Steel complex in New Boston, Ohio, employed nearly 5,000 during its height.

  • Location: New Boston, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

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Ohio Edison

The Ohio Edison power plant was located along the Mad River and the National Road in Springfield, Ohio, and was demolished in 2010.

  • Location: Springfield, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Ohio Edison (Toronto, Ohio)

Ohio Edison

A major coal-fired power plant in Toronto, Ohio that has been demolished.

  • Location: Toronto, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Peter's Cartridge Company

Peters Cartridge Company

Peter’s Cartridge Company is a former smokeless ordnance and shot shell ammunition factory in Kings Mill, Ohio. Located along the Little Miami River, the 71-acre Peters Cardridge factory began production of ordnance in 1887, ending in 1944.

  • Location: Kings Mill, Ohio
  • Status: Under Renovations

Picway Power Plant

Picway Power Plant

The American Electric Power (AEP) Picway Power Plant is a former power house located in Lockbourne, Ohio. It is mis-named after the county it resides in, Pickway.

  • Location: Lockbourne, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Plibricore Refractories

Plibricore Refractories

Located in the tiny community of Blackfork, Ohio, Plibricore Refractories was a former brick factory that begun its operations in the early-1900s.

  • Location: Blackfork, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Selby Shoe Company

Selby Shoe Company

The Selby Shoe Company opened a four-story factory along South Third Street in Ironton, Ohio in 1926. The facility was purchased in 1943 by the Wilson Athletic Goods Mfg. Co.

  • Location: Ironton, Ohio
  • Status: Abandoned

Springfield Metallic Casket Company

Springfield Metallic Casket Company

The Springfield Metallic Casket Company was located in Springfield, Ohio. Established in 1884, the factory was the largest producer of metallic caskets in the United States.

  • Location: Springfield, Ohio
  • Status: Being Renovated

Stearns and Foster

Stearns and Foster Company

The Stearns and Foster Company was a mattress factory in Lockland, Ohio. At its peak, the factory was the most substantial cotton consumer in the United States.

  • Location: Lockland, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Marquette Cement Manufacturing Company

Superior Portland Cement Company

The Superior Portland Cement Company was located in Superior, Ohio along the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad.

  • Location: Superior, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Other

Ward Bakery

The Ward Bakery is a defunct bakery in Youngstown, Ohio. Ward Baking Company was founded in New York City in 1849. It was renamed Continental Baking in 1925 and sold bread, cake and other related bakery products wholesale. It sold under two widely advertised tradenames: “Wonder” for its bread products and “Hostess” for its cake products.

The Ward Bakery building is today used as an artists collective.

Pennsylvania

Universal Atlas Cement

Universal Atlas Cement

Universal Atlas Cement, a former division of United States Steel Corporation, is a former cement plant in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. It closed in 1979.

  • Location: Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
  • Status: Abandoned

Tennessee

Fisk University Steam Plant

The Fisk University steam plant was located in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Status: Abandoned

West Virginia

Barboursville Clay Manufacturing Company

Barboursville Clay Manufacturing Company

The Barboursville Clay Manufacturing Company operated from 1904 to 1979 in Barboursville, West Virginia.

  • Location: Barboursville, West Virginia
  • Status: Demolished

Fostoria Glass

Fostoria Glass Company

Fostoria Glass Company, located in Moundsville, West Virginia, was the largest manufacturer of handmade glassware in the United States.

  • Location: Moundsville, West Virginia
  • Status: Demolished

Pantasote

Located within the heavily polluted West Virginia Ordnance Works facility, this small manufacturer of resins had its own wealth of environmental problems.

  • Location: West Virginia
  • Status: Abandoned

Pilgrim Glass Company

The Pilgrim Glass Company was located in Ceredo, West Virginia and was founded in 1949 by Alfred Knobler after he acquired the Tri-State Glass Manufacturing Company. Early production pieces of Pilgrim included hand-blown crackle glass, although the company became known for their cranberry glass, which was a temperamental combination of gold and lead oxide, that led Pilgrim to become the largest producer of cranberry in the world. After not finding a buyer for the business, Knobler closed Pilgrim Glass in 2002.

  • Location: Ceredo, West Virginia
  • Status: Renovated

Weirton Steel

Weirton Steel

Weirton Steel is a formerly integrated steel mill in Weirton, West Virginia. Significant portions have been demolished in recent years.

  • Location: Weirton, West Virginia
  • Status: Active, Demolished