Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Linfield Industrial Park

The same weekend they visited Frick's Lock, Brian and a guy he met on the Internet went to Linfield as well. Again, I opted out. Just as with Frick's Lock, I can't provide captions for these, but I was generally impressed with how they turned out.

We don't know the history behind Linfield, but there was lots of interesting wreckage and a fair bit of graffiti.

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11 comments:

britt said...

can you tell me how to get there from fricks lock??

Anonymous said...

I grew up in this area ( Sping City) and I have no clue where this is. I have been to Fricks lock and Centralia, I go back to Centralia atleast 2 times a yr. Spring and fall or winter, you can just see more smoke when its cooler out. I didnt go in Fricks lock because they have really stepped up patrol and I really didnt want to be arrested,lol Could you tell me where this is exactly in Linfield?
Michelle
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Anonymous said...

I grew up in Pottsgrove right near there. A bunch of friends came across this place once while we were looking for Pennhurst.
This place used to be a distillery and bottling facility. I've probably explored the site at least 20+ times, and have been in most of the buildings. We used to play paintball around the buildings and inside the bottlecap building. In one of the pictures you can see the paintball marks.
It's probably been 4 years since I've been there. The last time I was there, a few of us decided it would be a good idea to camp out there for the night. It was awesome, but we were awakened by the police in the morning. They were nice about it though, but still gave us a fine.

Anonymous said...

If you go onto a website called Staight bourbon.com there is a guy on there called Dave ziegler that worked for years at the Kinsey distillery and he has written extensively on this site about the history and his work experience there in the 60's and 70's. It is very interesting

diverter valve said...

these images are amazing. i love the window with bullet on it. Kinda creepy though bit its really good captures.

you have a great blog. keep on shooting.

mc

Anonymous said...

It's in Linfield off of Main St. It's before you cross over the blue bridge going through Linfield or just as you come over the bridge from Parksford. Kinsey's Distillery

Anonymous said...

I meant Parkersford.

Anonymous said...

this is a great place to explore me and my friends used to go there all the time since we live on church rd in linfield but recently since some dick tried to burn it parts are sorta destroyed thers never any cops or anything just make sure yo go in the second entrance

Anonymous said...

Hey guys...I was here yesterday with a friend looking around taking pictures since I go to school for it....as we were finishing up looking around and on our way out we ran into a hunter that knows the guy that owns the place....and I will not lie...we were shot at and he didn't like us very much...we started talking with him about why we were there and explain what was going on and he understood and became VERY chill and talked with us...after a little while he took us on a tour of the complex and described what he remembers as a kid. We got to go in one of the warehouses and explore a little and had a lot of fun (after getting shot it.....) I am going back up on sunday to take more pictures and hes going to show me around more....A WARNING TO ANYONE LOOKING TO GO HERE! STAY OUT! The owner lives in NY and has the local people looking after the property....If you are seen by ANY of the houses that are ALL AROUND the complex they WILL call the police and you WILL get arrested...The man was telling us the storys of everyone who got arrested and the reason behind why. If you look at the pictures of the place there is nothing but falling apart buildings and everything else...there are also 2 tractor trailers that have been set on fire by local people for no reason....there has been a GREAT deal of people messing around and now all of the buildings have locks and chains on them...any and all back doors on the buildings have been covered with huge rocks and dirt to keep people out...there are a few people that walk around the complex checking locks VERY often and if you are cought in on of these buildings you will be locked in if not found...the only way to get out if locked in is to drop 3 storys from a door or window onto pavement...I am only going back to this place because the owners friend is going to take me around for a look....If you don't have permission just do yourself a favor and stay out...everything of value has already been taken from the property and what remains is nothing but old buildings that you cant even get into...

Todd Kimmell said...

LOCATION

From Frick's Lock, get back onto 724 south and make a left onto Linfield Road which becomes Main Street as you cross the bridge over the Schuykill. As you cross that bridge from Parker Ford to Linfield, note the ruins on the hill just to your right above the river. Then you will pass several cabled entrances to the property.

I found an old illustrated billhead from the late 19th or beginning of the 20th century that shows a very handsome bird's eye view of what was then called the Angelo Myers Distillery.

Looked it up on Google maps satellite and found it. Went there with my wife to take some photos. Where we entered was not posted, though as we left we passed another entrance that was.

If some guy had shown up firing a gun while we were there I would have kept the conversation cheerful long enough to get a 911 call in and had the jackass thrown in jail, and made sure I pressed charges to the fullest. That is bullshit and unless he actually shoots and kills you, you don't have to put up with that sort of crap. Nobody does. This is America. Remind them of that. Make the law remind them of that, and if the locals won't, call the State Troopers.

There is much good info on the place here... http://www.ellenjaye.com/kin_kinsey.htm

Though I really enjoy exploring kooky ruins and roadside attractions with my wife, I don't really recommend this one. Interesting, but not in any way amazing.

The site has good potential if they dropped half the newer buildings and turned the place into a vintage campground and cabin court, but that is just my particularly nutty vision for it.

My guess is that whoever owns it is just letting it fall into utter decay until some government agency steps up to throw money at them for something, which isn't going to happen. If they owe taxes on it, let the state take it and auction it off in three parcels for redevelopment. In that scenario I'll be happy to take a big chunk of it and do something worthy there.

Anonymous said...

scdeferWe went there on 10/19/12 while on a trip to Pennhurst Asylum. My wife and I walked around and went into a few of the buildings. She got really creeped out(The Walking Dead series) and after about an hour on site decided to head out. Some of those buildings are seriously dangerous but most seem relatively intact. We didn't see a soul which kind of surprised me and had no stops by the cops. We also saw zero no trespassing signs. Good thing i didn't live here as a kid. We would have been there all of the time. My wife loved walking around the place but there was always this feeling of someone watching you....

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