Sunday, May 15, 2011

The OTHER abandoned Pennsylvania distillery.

Today I had the great fortune to tour the abandoned Continental Distillery in Linfield,PA with Dave Ziegler, who was an employee there. Like Michter's, the site is in general ruin and heavily vandalized- having closed about the same time as Michter's (1986). Majority of the buildings are closed and locked, but a few were opened up for us. Here are a few shots from today's explorations. Enjoy and a HUGE thank you to Dave!













8 comments:

  1. Very interesting, thank you for posting these!

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  2. Cool pics. Love to see people reserch forgotten places.
    Thanks, wil l.

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  3. Is it possible to explore the area without guidance or is it guarded and patrolled?

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  4. It is loosely guarded by locals and the police. There is often quite a bit of pedestrian traffic in and around the site as there is PLENTY of road to jog or bike on. However, it IS illegal to go on the property without someone authorized.

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  5. We were just there yesterday: Pics from our adventure: http://imgur.com/a/1lwRA#0

    We werent able to find any access into any of the warehouses but one. I've seen pictures that people have taken from the roofs and inside the stairwells leading up each side. Please email me @ jared.m.adams1@gmail.com

    No sign of police. One woman we passed as we were walking by the place actually said hi. Pretty sure she knew where we were going. We ran into some shit head little kids who said they go there all the time. I think i scared the crap out of them. They told me there was no way to get into the buildings anymore.

    If you have any insight for a future visit for us please let me know. How did you get in the buildings and on the roof?

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  6. The man in the photo with me is Dave Zeigler. He was an employee for Continental. You can contact him and/or see more history of the site here:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6311

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  7. This place was struck by lightning this morning and sustained heavy fire damage. Word on the street is that it will be demolished today.

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  8. Yep. Dave posted up about it over on Straightbourbon as well. I'm glad I was able to tour it when I did! I'm wondering how much they will demolish- Just the old bottling house and front warehouses or the whole thing. It would take weeks to demolish everything there.

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