Due for demolition we had to get in quick to see this little gem. This complex has many sections – halls, woodworking, administration, automotive, sports, detention to name a few. Not only is this site rich in urban art but on display are some of the original artworks of former inmates – what a wonderful mix! No privacy existed in the large communal showers it seems. Truly a historical site and a must see before it goes.
Urban Exploring: The Cat Warehouse
The Cat Warehouse (AKA The Cat Factory) is a big place and you can be easily hemmed in once inside. Very large equipment was either repaired or manufactured here. Looking up toward the ceiling you notice a huge crane on a conveyor belt that can traverse the full length of the building. The exterior walls are painted with some brilliant urban artwork. Spend and hour or two in this place – you won’t be bored.
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