hoodwatch (thehoodwatch) wrote in abandonedplaces,
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Schenuit Rubber Co.





This place has been abandoned since the 1990s. It has sat here decaying next to the expressway ever since then. The inside is pretty rotten and falling apart, the floors have huge holes. A few weeks ago a mysterious fire broke out which badly burned the middle of the building and maybe other parts. It was the first 5 alarm fire in that area in 20 years. I decided to go back and redo some old photos I had. They were all handheld shots which were mostly horrible but I was able to pick a few decent ones out of the bunch. The last few shots are of the place after the fire. It doesn't look much different.

"First a mill building that helped make sails for clipper ships, it was then operated by Schenuit Rubber Company, which filed for bankruptcy in 1962. Artists then occupied the building for years, but eventually moved out in the 1990s."

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http://wbal.com/apps/news/templates/story.aspx?articleid=46163&zoneid=2

http://wjz.com/local/warehouse.fire.hampden.2.1510563.html



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