Alas poor compress

old water tower seem through trtees

The old water tower is all that’s left of the former Pine Bluff Compress Company. Click on the tower to see our original February 2009 story and pictures.

The old water tower is all that’s left standing of what was once the Pine Bluff Compress Company here in my home town of, you guessed it, Pine Bluff. Demolition of the site had already started when I did this shoot.

Two years later the deed was done and the site is not flat except for the old tower. Take a look at our original post in 2009 which shows you the still standing and partially skeletal old compress building and an up close and personal look at the old boiler.

The old boiler had the manufacturers name emblazoned on its doors. Turns out several people who saw the original post had fore bearers who worked at the old boiler company. The folks made comments on the article which are available at the bottom of the original post.

You can see even more of the old compress and read additional information where our story started on the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot-com.

Happy New Year and thanks for dropping by,

Joe Dempsey
Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind


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