June 19, 2004
This is another wonderful relic probably from the early 1900s. It sits abandoned and cleared out, partially used as extra storage space for the army of condos being built around it. It is located near the Irwin Toy Factory which itself is being converted into a condo.
This was probably a factory or assembly space of some sort. There is a large track at the top of the columns on which a beam (with a hook) can roll back and forth along the entire length of the building. The ceiling is gorgeous - wood planks and steel trusses.
Anyways, I was invited to the place by a gentleman who is shooting a documentary about exploring these old urban buildings and it was quite an enjoyable time. Though wearing a mic and attempting to explain my fascination with the photography of these places was a little awkward so I just kept my head down and concentrated on shooting photos.
Update: The abandoned warehouse gallery is now online containing more photos from this location. Enjoy!
Another update: I found out what the official name of this place was. This was the 'A.R. Williams Machinery Company, Liberty Street Plant' - well, at least that's what it says on the outside of the building..