Show/HideSearch Criteria: All Waymarks [show search options]
Additional Settings: all dates
Show/HideCategories [hide category]
Iconic Factories
 allows ratings
Managed By: Icon Here Old Factories
Description:
The goal of this category is to locate and photograph factories where notable products were or are made. We would prefer that this be restricted to products recognizable to most, perhaps even iconic. This could be the Corvette factory near Bowling Green, KY, the Hershey factory in Hershey, PA, or the Heinz factory in Pittsburgh. In some cases, these buildings are long gone, but record the location and giving an indication of what is there now would be acceptable.
Expanded Description:
The product should be something other than basic products, such as lumber, bread or cement blocks. Sorry, the goal is notable products, not a category to stuff those extra pictures you can't seem to fit anywhere else. An exception to this would be notable plants, like the Edgar Thompson Works near Pittsburgh, PA. In some cases, a notable product is made in many places, such as Coca Cola, and this would be acceptable, too. Please include some history of the location, including when the product was made, and when the structure was built or torn down. You can include a website link in addition to the now required Wikipedia link, as listed in the variables.

Please do not trespass or place youself or members of your team in danger while working on your Waymark target.

Instructions for Posting a Iconic Factories Waymark:
Find a location where a notable product was or is made. The product in question should be recognizable to most people. Title your waymark with the name of the product and the location. An example would be "Ivory Soap Factory Near Cincinnati, Ohio." When did the facility open? Is it still in operation? Give some information on the products produced. Be sure to include something on the founder if this is noteworthy.

Include at least one photograph of the building if it still exists. Otherwise, a picture of the area in general is in order. Document the product made, including such things as when it was first made, why the product is unique or notable and any other applicable information. If the structure or company is no longer there, give an indication of what the location is used for now.

Make sure your coordinates are very close to the building. You should be able to see it on the Google Sat image.

Effective immediately, in order to make this decision less subjective, you are asked to filter your waymark to verify it is a notable product.

The company and the product should be mentioned in a Wikipedia article. As an example, here is one on an early submission:

Brown and Haley

Please include this as your website listed with your waymark.

We will also accept more generic products if the location is notable in itself, such as an very interesting building or the location is historical (see my Edgar Thompson link above). Run it up the pole and see if anyone salutes, but you will have to sell us on it. If you think you might get some pushback on your waymark, give us a rough draft before you go crazy on it. Or you could just send one of us the Wikipedia link. If we think it has merit, we will send it back to you for completion. Just include a note that this is a rough draft so we know.

I like to see the building from overhead. When posting your coordinates, try to get as close to the building as possible and you can safely do. Sometimes there are a group of buildings nearby, and it is difficult to see what is the actual building on the Google Sat image. If you see your coordinates are too far away or your building is near a group of building, try adjusting them till the icon is close to the building on the Sat image.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A unique picture of the location would be appreciated. Try to include yourself or your group in the frame if you are not shy. Give your impressions of the location in your log. You can also log a visit by including a photograph of one of the products made by the factory "in situ". You'll have to look it up. Log type should be "write note" in this case. Include a comment as to where you found the product and some other details you noted. Be sure to make it clear that product was made by the factory in question. Your posted image should clearly indicate this. When you post a visit of this type, please send a note to kbarhow to indicate you have completed one of these.
Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Product manufactured here
  • Address
  • Web Page
Show/HideWaymarks [hide waymarks]
Currently displaying Iconic Factories

sorted by:

 
Total Records: 185 Page: 1 of 8 prev<<<[12345678]>>>next
Image for Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company - Cheddar, Somersetview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesCheddar Gorge Cheese Company - Cheddar, Somerset

in Iconic Factories

The family owned Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company is an independent small artisan cheddar cheese maker, the only producers of cheddar within the Village of Cheddar, Somerset - the birthplace of cheddar cheese.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/19/2017

last visited: never

Image for Quaker Oats Company - Peterborough, Ontarioview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesQuaker Oats Company - Peterborough, Ontario

in Iconic Factories

Located at the end of Brock Street in Peterborough, Ontario. The factory runs parallel to the Otonabee River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 8/21/2017

last visited: never

Image for Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Pasadena, CAview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesJet Propulsion Laboratory - Pasadena, CA

in Iconic Factories

NASA's JPL assembles unmanned robots and sends them into other worlds. Notable pieces include Curiosity, Juno, and the Voyager probes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

Image for Florida's Natural - Lake Wales, FLview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesFlorida's Natural - Lake Wales, FL

in Iconic Factories

Located on US 27 just north of CR 60 in Lake Wales, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Florida

date approved: 5/28/2017

last visited: never

Image for COCA COLA Company - Traunreut, Bayern, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesCOCA COLA Company - Traunreut, Bayern, Germany

in Iconic Factories

Coca-Cola in Traunreut.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tintenklexx

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 5/14/2017

last visited: 8/23/2017

Image for Louis Vuitton - les Ateliers Asnières - Asnières-sur-Seine, Franceview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesLouis Vuitton - les Ateliers Asnières - Asnières-sur-Seine, France

in Iconic Factories

[FR] Les ateliers d’Asnières sont le cœur historique de Louis Vuitton. [EN] The Asnières workshop is the historic heart of Louis Vuitton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 4/23/2017

last visited: never

Image for U.S. Mint - Denver, COview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesU.S. Mint - Denver, CO

in Iconic Factories

The Denver U.S. Mint sits along to U.S. 40.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Colorado

date approved: 4/4/2017

last visited: never

Image for Ricola - Laufen, BL, Switzerlandview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesRicola - Laufen, BL, Switzerland

in Iconic Factories

Ricola is one of the best known producers of cough drops and breath mints.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 3/21/2017

last visited: never

Image for La baleine des salins du midi - Franceview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesLa baleine des salins du midi - France

in Iconic Factories

L'incontournable baleine de nos boites de sel. The unmissable whale of our salt cans.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Languedoc-Roussillon, France

date approved: 3/13/2017

last visited: never

Image for U.S. Mint - Philadelphia, PAview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesU.S. Mint - Philadelphia, PA

in Iconic Factories

The fourth and current mint of Philadelphia. It is free to visit, just show your ID at the entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/10/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

Image for Kraft - Ingleside, Ontarioview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesKraft - Ingleside, Ontario

in Iconic Factories

the Kraft Canada Inc plant located in Ingleside, Ontario

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/5/2016

last visited: 10/16/2017

Image for It's It - Burligame, CAview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesIt's It - Burligame, CA

in Iconic Factories

The small factory for the It's It ice cream sandwiches.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/29/2016

last visited: never

Image for Hamilton Brown Shoe Company - Boonville MOview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesHamilton Brown Shoe Company - Boonville MO

in Iconic Factories

Hamilton Brown Shoe company built the factory in 1920 and operated until the mid 30's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/27/2016

last visited: never

Image for The Nocona Boot Company - Nocona, TXview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesThe Nocona Boot Company - Nocona, TX

in Iconic Factories

The Nocona Boot Company opened in Nocona in 1925, and this 1947 factory was their longtime home until it closed in 1999. Located at 901 E US 82, Nocona, TX, it is empty and awaiting a tenant, save for an antique store at one end of the building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

Image for Fisher Body Plant 21 - Detroit, MIview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesFisher Body Plant 21 - Detroit, MI

in Iconic Factories

Detroit's iconic Fisher Car Body Plant #21, which was in operation from 1921 until 1974.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Michigan

date approved: 4/26/2016

last visited: never

Image for Coka Cola Bottling Plant Mexico Moview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesCoka Cola Bottling Plant Mexico Mo

in Iconic Factories

Coka Cola Bottling Plant Mexico Mo

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/13/2016

last visited: never

Image for Macon Coca-Cola Bottling Co - Macon MOview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesMacon Coca-Cola Bottling Co - Macon MO

in Iconic Factories

This 1888 building was once the Macon Coka Cola Bottling bottling plant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/12/2016

last visited: never

Image for Toast Master Toasters - Macon MOview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesToast Master Toasters - Macon MO

in Iconic Factories

Macon Missouri was once the home of a Toastmaster Plant. The company was best known for, you guessed it, Toasters.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/6/2016

last visited: never

Image for Molson Brewery - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadaview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesMolson Brewery - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

in Iconic Factories

This brewery makes a number of well-known Molson Coors brands of beer and is the largest brewery in Western Canada. It's located at 1550 Burrard Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The A-Team

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 12/12/2015

last visited: never

Image for Durant-Dort Carriage Company - Flint MIview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesDurant-Dort Carriage Company - Flint MI

in Iconic Factories

Durant-Dort Carriage Company leased a factory on Water Street, originally used by the Flint Woolen Mills, to produce road carts. This company eventually bought Buick and then became General Motors.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Michigan

date approved: 10/26/2015

last visited: never

Image for Michelin - Joué les Tours (Centre Val de Loire, France)view gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesMichelin - Joué les Tours (Centre Val de Loire, France)

in Iconic Factories

(fr) Michelin le fabricant de pneumatiques français (eng) The Michelin French tire manufacturer

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragon Ball

location: Centre, France

date approved: 10/22/2015

last visited: 8/17/2017

Image for Rolex - Biel, BE, Switzerlandview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesRolex - Biel, BE, Switzerland

in Iconic Factories

This is the main manufactory of the world's most famous luxury wristwatch brand.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

date approved: 10/15/2015

last visited: never

Image for Eptinger - Eptingen, BL, Switzerlandview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesEptinger - Eptingen, BL, Switzerland

in Iconic Factories

Mineralquelle Eptingen or simply Eptinger is Switzerland's oldest company that bottles mineral water and soft drinks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 9/9/2015

last visited: never

Image for Valtra factory - Suolahti, Finlandview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesValtra factory - Suolahti, Finland

in Iconic Factories

Valtra factory - Suolathi, Finland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kpt. Davy Jones

location: Finland

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: 10/1/2017

Image for Shepherd Neame - Britain's Oldest Brewer - Faversham, UKview gallery
Log it!

Iconic FactoriesShepherd Neame - Britain's Oldest Brewer - Faversham, UK

in Iconic Factories

Shepherd Neame Britain's Oldest Brewer - Faversham, UK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kpt. Davy Jones

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: 8/21/2015

Total Records: 185 Page: 1 of 8 prev<<<[12345678]>>>next
Premium Member Downloads: download.GPX Lite File       download.LOC File       download .KML File (Google Earth)