Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Carondelet Coke Plant -RIP- (3-1-08)

Carondelet Coke started as St Louis Ore and Steel Company in 1870 in the Carondelet neighborhood of Saint Louis, Missouri. It remained in operation until 1896 and sat idle for nearly 20 years before Laclede Gas purchased the property and transformed it into a coke oven and coal gasification plant. After being sold a few times over the years, it was ultimately abandoned in 1987. Before being demolished in 2009, it was a favorite urban exploration and graffiti destination. The site consisted of 11 acres of glorious industrial abandonment.

RIP Carondelet Coke...

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