Through the Open Door (2018)

 

Power Station — Lee, Massachusetts

An outside look…

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Lee, Massachusetts

Robert Marsala

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Memories Die Here (2016)

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Shenango China Company — New Castle, Pennsylvania

The abandoned property, totaling just over thirty-four acres, was eventually sold to a wealthy real estate developer in Canada; however the issue of possible toxic contamination at the site stalled the property’s future. OnTuesday, June 28, 2011 a fire engulfed the plant  and billowing plumes of black smoke could be seen for many miles as a large portion of the plant was destroyed. Another fire on Friday, May 25, 2012, did further damage and both fires were determined to the result of arson. As of the summer of 2016 the crumbling plant, still awaiting its fate, remains vacant and eerily peaceful. Thanks for coming along…be sure to check your dishes to see if you have any dinnerware from this location.

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Shenango China/Shenango Pottery

Pulling the Plug (2016)

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Shenango China Company — New Castle, Pennsylvania

In late December 1991 the plant was closed down and the contents of the Shenango China plant, including office furniture and industrial equipment, were sold off at a public auction held on March 1992.

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Cry Me Bitter Tears (2016)

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Shenango China Company — New Castle, Pennsylvania

In early February 1991 it was announced that the operations of Shenango China, now deemed expendable, were being phased out by the end of the year. A portion of the 275 employees would be offered jobs at the Syracuse China in New York, where operations would be centralized and tableware bearing the name “Shenango China” would now be manufactured in Syracuse (until Syracuse China folded in 2009).

 

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More of my work can be seen here

Shenango China/Shenango Pottery