Exploring Limerick, PA’s Abandoned Linfield Industrial Park
Limerick Township, PA’s Linfield Industrial Park is a sprawling 192 acre multi-use industrial facility that has served many purposes over its near 100-year history, before closing for good in 1986 and being left abandoned ever since – going on 30 years.
While spending its final days as a repackaging and distribution center for antifreeze and ammonia-based cleaners in the 1980s, Kinsey Distillery used the facility for most of the property’s life as a whiskey distillery and warehouse, from about the repeal of prohibition until the 60s, storing what was once the “world’s largest single concentration of aging whiskeys.” (The warehouse was capable of holding more than one million barrels.)
In October 2007, Limerick, PA officials announced their negotiations with several unnamed energy companies to develop the former Linfield Industrial Park. Two potential uses named at that time were a trash-to-ethanol plant and electricity turbine fired by natural gas. But, as you can see, none of those plans, or any others since, have seemed to developed.
See more photos of the abandoned Linfield Industrial Park below, and check out some of the photos my friends have posted to their Instagrams too: Rachel Elizabeth, James Smith and Kyle Harty (also, coincidentally, some of my favorite Philly Instagrammers!)