Author Archives: Steve D.

About Steve D.

A native Hoosier whose formative years were spread across North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana, I've been a software professional since the early 1980's. Current endeavors include web development and civilian journalism.

Rust-Belt Residuum

Rust-Belt Rsiduum – Old Warehouse on S. Elm St. just south of downtown Muncie.

Surely, this old structure has seen better days but if it could talk, it probably has a treasure trove of stories to share. Though it’s fairly obscure from some of the newer, eye-pleasing attractions downtown, this old industrial building is still in use today on the grounds of Dague Builders Supplies, 2 blocks from the YMCA in downtown Muncie.

Nuances of Industry

Dormant Stacks

The old Ball Corporation Industrial Park houses several glass related operations as well as steel re-bar and plastics. 2 historical markers now sit in the park, one for the Ball Corporation and another for the Hemingray Glass Corporation. Many of the structures remain still in use, but a large portion appear to be unoccupied.

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