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Firestone Tire Factory

Located in: Hamilton
Location #1423
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Location Owner:phrenzee
Creation Date: 4/18/2010
Last Updated: 6/16/2014



Description
Firestone Tire Factory 1919-2012

A little history on the Hamilton Firestone Plant... by sQualie
The company originated from Akron Ohio in 1900 and started off with only 12 employees! It was incorporated in Hamilton in 1919 and started operations in 1922. The first Canadian made tire was hot off the production line on September 15.

This originally 40 acre property with it's over 800,000 Sq.Ft. warehouse/factory has been upgraded and enlarged dozens of times since it was originally built in 1919 and has been left to rot since 1988. The city of Hamilton has taken over the front portion of the land and built a new allegedly "state of the art" recycling facility.

In May 2009, the city of Hamilton has made public plans to demolish the factory, giving urban explorers as a main security concern with the old rotting structure. As of January 2012, the city has started demolition of the warehouse/factory and office sections that remained of the plant. The demolition was completed in April 2012.

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Travel & Tourism
Firestone Tire Factory
Created on:5/12/2014
Created by: riddimryder
25 photos
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Gallery
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Created on:6/30/2010
Created by: devan_19
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Created on:6/30/2010
Created by: skelat0r
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Status: Demolished
Category: Industrial


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HudsonTL says:
6/11/2013 1:48:46 PM

darn, sure missed out on this place

riddimryder says:
5/9/2012 9:55:59 AM

http://dcnonl.com/article/id49888/--armada-of-excavators-needed-for-demolition-of-firestone-tire-plant-in-hamilton-ontario

Derelict Compositions says:
5/2/2012 7:42:40 PM

It's gone.

mobileworks says:
4/11/2012 9:07:23 PM

need a bike to explore here

SuperSonic says:
4/11/2012 8:51:31 PM

damn....this is my kind of explore.

riddimryder says:
4/11/2012 8:33:26 PM

@sonic Yes...got in a few months before they started the demo. I have more to add just haven't had the time.

SuperSonic says:
4/11/2012 7:56:36 PM

@ridd....are your shots from pre-demo?

sQualie says:
1/20/2012 4:14:56 AM

See update and link. That's why there was a big gaping hole... :(

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