Belding Corticelli – Coaticook, Quebec

Belding Corticelli – Coaticook, Quebec
The story of the Belding Corticelli de Coaticook, Quebec, starts in 1883 when John Thornton and Edwin F. Tomkins bought a weaving loom from the Coaticook Cotton company. They started with a small company which slowy grown up by investing in new machines and getting incorporated under the name of the Cascade Narrow Fabric. In 1898, the company has been bought by the Corticelli Silk Co. After new arrangements, in 1991, she became the Belding Corticelli Ltd. In 1925, she …

Dorea Institute – Franklin, Quebec

Dorea Institute – Franklin, Quebec
The Dorea Institute in located in Franklin, Quebec, about 600 feet from the US border on Covey Hill near Ormstown. It’s difficult to cross information from Internet about this place, but it was supposedly a school, then a mental institution, and now know as a haunted abandoned asylum. A major part of this information refers to the Duplessis orphans tagedy. Beginning in the 1940s and continuing into the 1960s, Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis, entered into a very shady deal with …

Dow Brewery – Montreal, Quebec

Dow Brewery – Montreal, Quebec
The beginning Dow Brewery of Montreal, in the province of Quebec in Canada, had its beginning in 1790. Thomas Dunn, a young Scotsman, set himself up in business as a brewer at La Prairie, in South of Montreal. La Prairie was an important stopover for travelers going between New York and Montreal. In 1808, Thomas sons, James and John Dunn, moved the brewery, to a site on Notre Dame Street in Montreal. In 1818 John died, and in 1824, William …

Geo W. Reed Factory – Abandoned Montreal

Geo W. Reed Factory – Abandoned Montreal
Hi all, photographers and urban explorers. As you may know, the famous Geo W. Reed factory will be demolished soon. This abandoned building, also known as the Babcock & Wilcox factory, has been abandoned around 1982 (probably opened in 1895) and was a great place for graffiti artists. There is not much information available on Internet about this former factory. Even the name of the building was confusing, as there was different owners then (Rosco and Dominic Vadela rembourrage, for …

Detroit Urbex, Urban Exploration Temple?

Detroit Urbex, Urban Exploration Temple?
Hi all, Today I bring you to Detroit for some urban exploration. Is Detroit for Urbex, an urban exploration temple? I guess it’s an incredible place for any urban explorer. Abandoned houses, destroyed buildings, dilapidated factories… many of the US symbols just left there. I watched and discovered recently, this documentary about life in Detroit, past, present and future. Filmed by Anthony Bourdain for CNN, for his serie Parts Unknown.. I invite you to have a look at it and …