INAAP: Indiana Army Ammunition Plant
Charlestown, IN

Conclusion & Gallery

Standby Signs

Attached to virtually every WWII-era building at INAAP today is a sign: “This Building is in a Standby Status – For Admittance Apply to Inspector Engs. or 171 Shops.” The signs lie.

INAAP is not in standby, as you might guess from the tree growing through the middle of building 214-16 “Acid Recovery” or the vines ripping apart the bricks of 208-6 “Mixing House.”

INAAP is now part industrial park, part off-limits museum.

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