Sunday, December 8, 2013

Signs at the Abandoned James E. Pepper Distillery, Lexington, Kentucky

Located near Lexington, Kentucky, the old Pepper Distillery is currently being remodeled for a variety of modern uses.  We were lucky enough to poke around in it before things got too serious, and the photos we took are likely the last set ever taken showing it in ruins.  The place has been abandoned since the 1950s, seeing some use as a storage warehouse, but little else.

Back view of the building.
We ended up with hundreds of photos that day, and going to experiment here with different methods of posting them.  The focus of this post, as the title implies, are the random bits of signage and stenciling located throughout the plant.  Enjoy.

The place was divided, strangely, into three buildings.

Tag on an old generator.

Mixer motor, I think.

Paper towel dispenser.
Fire proof doors, times two.

Assorted mash and water containers, used for making the whiskey mash.

Fire suppression sign.

Sprinkler valve

Brass gauge.  Most brass and copper had been taken away over the years.

Boiler door.

And another...
The old Pepper chimney, half missing.  The letters "PPER" are still intact.  Hopefully they don't tear this down.

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