Industrial Archaeology in California


My interest in Industrial Archaeology is exploring abandoned sites. It's also nice to know some of the history that goes along with a place, but for me actually being there and walking through the ruins is the primary motivation.

Richmond, etc.

Berkeley, etc.

Oakland, etc.

Marin County

San Francisco

Sorry I don't have more details. I'm just writing these down before I forget...

San Jose and south SF bay

Theatres in the Bay Area

In order of most impressive first,

Southern California

Los Angeles

Palos Verdes/San Jose, Southern California

Other parts of California

Cool Industrial Shit from East Germany

Just take a look at this Bucket Excavator from East Germany. It is frickin IMMENSE. Wouldn't you like to discover this on another planet? Here is a more recent photo of the Bagger 288

Links to other Industrial Archaeology Resources

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