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The Foundry

Another long time local landmark is winding down its final days on the landscape, the old Ford Casting Plant. The demolition work that had gone on previously on the site was simply the removal of the pollution equipment from the exterior that had been purchased at auction. The real demolition has yet to get underway. The entire project should be done, and the entire complex gone by August.

Built in 1934, it was designed by noted industrial architect Albert Kahn.

Only a section of the south facade retains any of the historic Kahn design.

It tough to advocate to preserve these hulking industrial buildings, that would have little potential for any other use.

Sometime we just photograph them and let them pass away gracefully. Hopefully Darren and Cpike will be able to supply us again with photos when demoliton resumes.

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