This is a true gem, my third trip here and always find new ways to photograph this place. In the summer of 1957, the employees of the Klotz Throwing Factory in Lonaconing, Maryland went home on a Friday afternoon and when they returned to the silk mill on Monday, the doors were locked — the building and everything inside it had been sold. Today, 58 years later, most everything in the abandoned silk mill is in the same place as it was when the workers left for the last time, albeit in a decaying, decrepit state. These days, the only people who visit the mill are photographers who come from all over the country to the far northwestern corner of Maryland, to enter what, for all intents and purposes, is a 48,000 square-foot time capsule.
Keywords:abandoned, silk mill, textile, urbex