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This is Schenley, Pennsylvania, which boasts a population of 74. Its located where the once flood-prone Kiskiminetas (Kiski) River flows into the mighty Allegheny, and is only accessable by way of a long, hilly road. Theres not much left now perhaps a dozen houses and a post office. But, from the end of Prohibition to about 1978, the Schenley Distillery churned out untold bottles of some of Americas finest rye whiskey. Along with U. S. Steel and Allegheny Ludlum Steel, the Schenley Distillers was a big source of employment and income for thousands in the Alle-Kiski valley.
Some abandoned automobiles and construction equipment at the distillery have 1978 registration stickers on them. Schenley Distillers also had operations in Ohio and Kentucky, which have since been abandoned, and currently squeezes grains into booze in Canada. But Schenley, PA, is where the whole operation began.
The Distilley is still open, as some buildings are in decent shape, and are currently used by other companies. Eljer, which manufactures toilets and other porcelain fixtures, has operations here, as well as 5 miles upstream in Ford City, PA. All told, its about the size of a small, urban, college campus. If you come, bring food, as there are no places to purchase any, and your fishing gear.
Anyway, there are several pictures to click at. The place has an odd beauty to it. I hope it stands for years to come before someone decides to knock over the buildings and "redevelop" the site.