Plant #5, 5401 W 65th St
William Russ posted four photos with the comment: "Continental Can Company demolition - 2009."
Edward Meyer Big factory from 65th and Long to Linder.
Edward Labno That whole place was sub divided. I delivered to one of the businesses with a semi tractor trailer in about 2008. They all had the same address like 5501 W 63rd st. . You had to check into the lobby and find your destination/ building number & location.There was a huge map you checked for EXACT position. Once you got that...it was easy. HUGE AREA. Maybe just under a square mile. Had rail & truck access.
|Google Earth, 5/30/2008 It was gone by 10/6/2009|
|1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAP|
That white-lined brick architecture was very popular for industrial plants in the Chicago area. When I parked my car east of the 31st overpass of the BRC+Manufactures' Junction/Cicero Central Railroad tracks and walked back west, I spotted this building to the north on the west side of Kilbourn Avenue. I took this photo to remind myself to check it out. I do need to get better photos while it is still standing. A Street View indicates it is the office of Unilever Best Foods (They also have a Hellmann's sign.) That plant is still rail served. Note the peaked roof of the water tower of the former Western Electric plant just to the left of the Best Foods office.