Another former obsession

 

I took these photographs in college. This building (which no longer stands) here in Bristol, RI, used to be National India Rubber Co. There were a couple of commercial buildings located near Franklin and Buttonwood Streets. My father, mother and uncle used to work in one of these factories. We later found out that Kevin’s parents worked there as well ( but never knew each other!) They pieced together Converse Sneakers. To think CHUCKS were actually made here in little Bristol, RI! A few years back the took down all the dilapidated buildings and put some new commercial buildings and boat storage yard up. I was always obsessed with how hauntingly beautiful it looked. (I am pretty obsessed with hauntingly beautiful things). I always wanted to jump the fence and sneak inside (but I am no dare devil!)

Here is an old image of the building:s-l1600

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