Take a Peep Inside An Abandoned Chocolate Factory
When you think Chocolate Factory, you probably get visions of the factory you saw in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Unfortunately, this chocolate factory is nothing like that marvelous place in your chocolate fantasies.
This Hershey chocolate factory has been abandoned for a long time. Photographer Matthew Christopher decided to go inside to catch a glimpse of the abandoned factory. Christopher bravely explores the empty parts of the U.S. and his incredible photos are featured in his book, “Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences.”
Before the factory was abandoned, The photographer’s father used to work for the original Hershey factory. Now his son Christopher is back documenting the state of the place his father once knew so well.
Considering the fact that the factory was built in 1903, it doesn’t look too bad from the inside.
These boards marked the last shifts that took place here.
Can you see the little remnants of chocolate still left on the machines?
When the factory was abandoned, 600 people were put out of work.
Hershey moved it’s business to a new plant in West Hershey, Pennsylvania, where chocolate production has resumed.
The abandoned factory has been ordered to be destroyed.
The sheets spread on the machines make them look like those who are deceased.
One can hope that the existing factory can be recycled into something useful for the community.