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Chris Crawford I am pleased to announced a long time member has agreed to help and mentor others in photographic technique. As he has long done so, perhaps this forum is a bit overdue. Christopher Crawford has been a professional artist and photographer for 20 years, most of that time spent documenting life in northern Indiana with his photographs and the stories that he writes to accompany them. In addition, Chris also creates tutorials where he teaches photography techniques, film processing, digital editing, film scanning, and printing. Ask Chris your technical questions, or to critique your photos. You can see more of his tutorials at http://crawfordphotoschool.com

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This is a women's restroom in Building 26 at the former General Electric factory on Broadway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Interestingly, it is in very nice condition. All the other restrooms I saw in the factory buildings had floors covered in paint chips that had peeled off the walls.
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The broom, and the tiny area of floor that has been swept around it, just seems like "Too Little, Too Late." It is leaning against the wall in Building 19 at the former General Electric factory complex on Broadway in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

As in most of the buildings here, the floors in Building 19 were covered in a thick layer of broken paint chips and dust.
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Chris--what was manufactured there? Love the photos...
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Several different things. There were nearly 30 buildings and 25,000 workers there at the plant's peak during World War II. Electric motors were the main thing produced there, but they also manufactured equipment for the electric power industry, like transformers.
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This is one of the men's restrooms on the fourth floor of Building 19 at the former General Electric factory in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

You can see me reflected in the mirror!
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This ancient cast-iron sink is in a restroom in one of the buildings at the former General Electric factory complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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I made this photograph of an abandoned barn back in May on a beautiful foggy morning in rural Allen County, Indiana.
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This little American flag was standing on the steps in the spectator seating around the basketball court in the GE Club building at the former General Electric factory in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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These lockers are in the bowling alley at the GE Club at the former General Electric factory complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Several of the lockers still had bowling balls, shoes, and other items that people left behind when the facility closed.

The GE Club, built in 1927, featured a gymnasium with a basketball court on the top floor and a bowling alley in the basement for the use of GE employees.

GE closed the last of their operations in Fort Wayne at the beginning of 2015. The former factory complex is being redeveloped into a housing and retail center to be called "Electric Works."
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I found this graffiti scrawled on a wall inside Building 20 at the former General Electric factory complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The workers in the building manufactured electrical transformers.

The graffiti says: "Transformer Mafia. Rules Are Out The Window!"
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A thick layer of broken paint chips and other dust covered the floors in most of the buildings in the former General Electric factory in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Someone wrote "GE" in the dust on one of the floors!
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This is the entrance to an office space in Building 26 at the former General Electric factory complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was one of the cleanest parts of the building! Most of Building 26 was devoted to factory spaces whose walls and ceilings have had most of their paint peel off.
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