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Abandoned industrial coal silo

A few months ago my girlfriend showed me an abandoned industrial coal silo. It is located next to a Kroger in Merrimont, Ohio. Merrimont is a small village East of Cincinnati, Ohio that was established in 1929. The village has made great strides to make itself appear much older than it actually is. The local inn is styled like a medieval castle.

A few months ago my girlfriend showed me an abandoned industrial coal silo. It is located next to a Kroger in Merrimont, Ohio. Merrimont is a small village East of Cincinnati, Ohio that was established in 1929. The village has made great strides to make itself appear much older than it actually is. The local inn is styled like a medieval castle.

The houses along Main Street are connected to one another, reminiscent of the homes I have seen in Prague Old Town. The purpose of this coaling station, which has train tracks running alongside it, was to provide a cache of coal that could easily be distributed to factories and large businesses by rail and to homes and small business by carriage, and later, trucks.

I took pictures of the building, a no trespassing sign, the entrance (which should be chained shut but was not), and features within the large dilapidated building. The oil storage tank in the basement was filled with refuse, and there was a lot of partially frozen water in there. Since the ice was unstable, I dared not set foot in its bowels. The building’s stairs were either collapsed or rickety. My girlfriend praised my bravery and held tight to me most of the time we were there, though I was not afraid and did not think it to be a big deal since I am an adventuring type.

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  1. andarugo

    andarugo

    The town is called "Mariemont", I've lived their my whole life, it's an alright place. However! This place is NOT an industrial coal plant of any sort, it's actually an abandoned electrical plant. The tracks run all throughout the town in random spots, but the actual train depot is pretty far from the actual plant. If you were to go far behind the plant, you would see a lot of the old abandoned electrical wiring. My brother and I used to go in there a lot, and most, if not all of the coal, was used to power generators. There was no industry of any sort in old mariemont, and this place was eventually abandoned when the city decided to put all of it's electrical wiring underground. Mariemont boyscouts was a great cache of info about the powerplant, but recent residential development in Mariemont threatens the old dilapidated building. Good stuff though!
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