December 10th, 2006

Abandoned Laundry, Birmingham, AL

This is an abandoned industrial laundry located along the 1st Avenue South train tracks that run through downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The faded sign running along the top read "Perfection Laundry".

Inside, we found rows of heavy duty washers and dryers;

the upstairs (where most of the roof had collapsed) we discovered worker paperwork dated 1986 scattered around the floor.

Also upstairs, we encountered a large grey cat sitting directly at the end of a rickety connecting hallway. When we opened a door the cat was there just staring at us from the other end. When I called to it, the cat calmly went down inside a loose floor board and disappeared.

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