Buckeye Ordnance Works was one of five ammunition factories built in Ohio during World War Two. It was completed in 1943 and so served only a few years before peace made it a surplus government property. It was sold to Allied Chemical in 1946, which produced ammonia based fertilizers and other industrial compounds until 1979, when Ashland Oil bought the plant and demolished most wartime structures. In the 1980s the property was split up and by the mid-1990s most buildings were unused. Today, Ashland Oil’s coal-water power plant and several other large buildings remain abandoned.
For more history of BOW, jump over to my friend’s page at Abandonedhere.
Pictures are titled after tracks from this album. Feel free to listen to it while you browse. I think it’s the perfect pairing for postindustrial adventures like this…
Environmental Protection Agency. "Superfund Preliminary Close Out Report" Site #0J56. 2001.