Abandoned Factory | Gary, Indiana | Urbex Photography

The abandoned Gary Screw and Bolt Factory is a testament to better times in the town of Gary, Indiana. In its day, Gary was home to many different industries, and economic success eventually led to beautiful architecture around the city. However, like in many American cities and towns, the industry left. Today, Gary has fallen on hard times, the many factories that once supported the economy are abandoned, and the beautiful old buildings that came about from industrial wealth are now ruins.

Abandoned Pittsburg Screw & Bolt Factory | Gary Indiana | Gary Urbex | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Catwalk View

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Abandoned Pittsburg Screw & Bolt Factory | Gary Indiana | Gary Urbex | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Factory Floor

In 1912, the Pittsburgh Screw and Bolt Works opened up the Gary Screw and Bolt Factory. The factory was right next to the many steel plants in Gary, giving it a constant supply of quality steel without transportation costs. WWII brought 1,000 workers into the factory to mass produce parts needed on tanks, planes, and ships. As time passed, the Gary Screw and Bolt Factory was hit by the decline of the steel industry that fed it, and the rising world market that it competed with. The factory could take no more, and closed in 1986.

Abandoned Pittsburg Screw & Bolt Factory | Gary Indiana | Gary Urbex | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Catwalk

After its days as a factory ended, the abandoned building was purchased by a charity to store bulk textiles that would be sent to impoverished countries. When the owners of the charity were jailed on corruption charges, the factory and the huge piles of clothing inside it were abandoned again. In one part of the factory you can still see these rotting clothes. (source)

Abandoned Pittsburg Screw & Bolt Factory | Gary Indiana | Gary Urbex | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

I Need To Sit Down

Abandoned Pittsburg Screw & Bolt Factory | Gary Indiana | Gary Urbex | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Hittin' Switches

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Abandoned Pittsburg Screw & Bolt Factory | Gary Indiana | Gary Urbex | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Yellow Means Caution

Abandoned Pittsburg Screw & Bolt Factory | Gary Indiana | Gary Urbex | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Frozen

Abandoned Pittsburg Screw & Bolt Factory | Gary Indiana | Gary Urbex | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Alone

Abandoned Pittsburg Screw & Bolt Factory | Gary Indiana | Gary Urbex | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

The Letrine

Abandoned Pittsburg Screw & Bolt Factory | Gary Indiana | Gary Urbex | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Bathroom Break?

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