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Bell Telephone Building
Detroit, MI
Photos and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Detroit is home to this fabulous art deco Michigan Bell telephone building with a giant dial phone on its probably 1950's era sign. It appears no one has been to this place for years... or maybe it is an exchange building? 06-07

(Near right) A shot of the Bell Telephone building from across the street

(Far right) A close-up shot of the yellow pages sign atop the building

Powerhouse
St Louis, MO
Photos and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Here are a couple of shots of an old powerhouse in St Louis, MO. Wouldn't it be something if we could get an office building with the kind of style and detail and craftsmanship as in an old powerhouse? Exactly next to this was another powerhouse, which may have been a competing power company. It was totally gutted and was undergoing conversion into a visitors center. 06-07

 

 

Lemp Brewery
St Louis, MO
Photos and info courtesy Richard Weiss


Here are a couple of photos of the former Lemp Brewery complex in St Louis. The brewery is mostly abandoned but still complete. The brewery was closed during the prohibition years and was sold to the International Shoe Company, which in its day also must have been fairly large. I do not know when it closed for good and there was little sign of any activity of any kind on the day at the site, but there was a sign outside stating that the entire complex would be converted into condo's. 06-07

 

 

Fire Station
St Louis, MO
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Check out this old fire station building, located in St Louis. 06-07

 

 

Hardware
St Louis, MO
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Here's an old hardware warehouse building, also found in a quiet and deserted part of St Louis. This building is also slated for conversion into condos. 06-07

 

 

 

Grunden Martin
St Louis, MO
Photos and info courtesy Richard Weiss

On the other side of the arch is this Grunden Martin warehouse. It is in a large section of old warehouses, most of which are vacant. 06-07

 

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