Now this one, ladies and gentlemen (Starlords and galactic folk alike) , is a fun one.
Ooooo, What does this button do?!
Though, it’s not a secret laboratory in the basement of some genius child’s home. Sigh.
This hidden gem was tucked away on the side street of a small town accessible to the adventurer by means of train track.
Jay and I perused into town and parked at at a local pizzeria where the railroad access intersected. Running up the hill behind the shop we started following the tracks towards the towers in the distance.
Coming up on the massive factory we saw an easy way in, took it and BOOM.
I mean since we hadn’t done a factory before this was spectacular.
So, quick history;
The site was historically used for the manufacturing of house-wares, and was operated by General Electric between 1946 and 1983, and then by Black & Decker from 1984-1986, when house-wares production ended. In 1988, Black & Decker sold the facility to the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA). COMIDA leased the property to KleenBrite Laboratories who used the facility for the storage and packaging of detergents and other cleaning products. The site was subsequently acquired from COMIDA by JMT Properties, Inc. in 1992, and Kleen-Brite continued to use the site for storage and packaging of detergents and other cleaning products. Historic operations included a wastewater treatment plant for industrial discharges from housewares metal plating operations. The treatment plant included six lagoons and a sludge drying bed. The lagoons were closed under an NYSDEC approved closure plan in 1986. Closure activities involved the removal of 4,170 tons of sludge, contaminated soils and the lagoon liners. It is currently under renovation.
Okay, back to the fun!
I’m sure most of you have played Resident Evil and know what I’m talking about when I reference the flooded zombie shark room…
1. That part sucked.
2. This place had a shark room.
I think I’ll pass on this one. I didn’t bring nearly enough ammo or mixed herbs.
Fun fact about this place? It was full of soap.
I mean, it rained before we went in and the floor was literally a skating rink slippery amount of leftover soap.
I biffed it. Like twice. It was gross, let’s leave it at that.
All of the old equipment left behind was so freaking cool.
The conveyor belts were still intact and we took full advantage of that fact.
I’ll show you some more of the equipment before we talk about e-ville.
We climbed all over everything. Just couldn’t help ourselves.
And Jay made some very important calls.
Wait up though…
Did you see that ammonia box? Like they just left that chilling there?!
Oh we’re closed and stuff, meh, leave the ammonia. NBD. H’Okaaayyyy.
Forget that, let’s move on to “E-Ville”
Yeah, that was our reaction too.
Carnies again?! Hoodlums? Homeless sanctuary?
Naw, just some really freaking cool rooms.
The white room was one of my absolute favorites in any site we’ve gone to.
We also had a Sally Sparrow moment before I even was a whovian.
I should have peeled the wallpaper. Damn!
The rest of “E-Ville” were actual laboratories and where they stored most of the soap.
Going during summer was another plus because of the overgrowth.
Let’s address the soap.
I don’t mean like a vat of soap, or little bottles already packaged. I mean tons of dry, powered soap.
Entire parts of the second floor were just full of the white fluffy stuff.
Imagine when it rains! Suds partaayy!
Enough cleaning products.
I lied, since this is a soap factory.
Let’s go to the warehouses,
cause those were full of fun stuff!
Soap cap pyramids! How Fun!
and more soap… Will it ever end?
Past all the cleanliness Jay and I thoroughly enjoyed the graffiti people left.
Who doesn’t love cake, cheese and cats?!
The three C’s.
You got da powah? You and HeMan both, honey.
At one point there was a fire in the factory. It left most of the ceiling caved in, bad for building structure, good for pictures.
Overall, again, one of my favorites from our past roster.
Another easy in, easy explore and easy out.
I do love these because it gives us tons of time to look at everything and you’re paranoia calms ever so slightly.
I’ll leave you with the last few miscellaneous pictures.
We left the same way we came in, walked right back down the tracks and to the pizza place.
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