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Old Ohio Oil Warehouse #81652
Tue May 20 2008 02:32 PM
Tue May 20 2008 02:32 PM
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Lebanon, Indiana. USA
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A walk back in time.
I knew there was on old Ohio Oil (Marathon) warehouse in Indy years ago. Probably built in the 1930's. That was all I knew. I ran across an address for the place today. So I took a short drive. This is what I found. Owner was very nice and let me go thru the old building.
Product storage tanks were under the driveway. A railroad track ran behind the building, overgrown now, but I was able to see remnants of some product pipes and part of a dock.
Chuck


This is a door leading out of the basement.



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Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse #81653
Wed May 21 2008 07:12 PM
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Very cool! Did you get to go into the basement?

Wes

Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse #81654
Wed May 21 2008 07:21 PM
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Cool pics, thanks for sharing.

Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse #81655
Thu May 22 2008 01:25 AM
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The second photo is one taken in the basement. Two other rooms were filled with items stored by the present owner of the building. A powder coating company.
I have contacted a number of people hoping to find an old photo of this when The Ohio was in operation here.
I will post a few more pictures.
This was the "Original" Marathon Products supply source in Indy for stations, before the Speedway Terminal was built in 1945.

Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse #81656
Thu May 22 2008 01:40 AM
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More Warehouse Photos. Notice the I beams still present, that were used to handle heavy items.

Another room in the basement.



Inside starway to the basement.




Main room upstairs.



A closer view of the far end of that room.


Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse #81657
Thu May 22 2008 01:42 AM
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Here is a panoramic view of the side of the Warehouse.


Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse #81658
Thu May 22 2008 08:04 AM
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Thanks Chuck for sharing the photos with us I enjoyed them. Jack

Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse #81659
Thu May 22 2008 07:04 PM
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The pics are pretty close to a reoccuring dream I have. In my dream, that building is filled with Marathon running man signs and pumps that he wants to sell me. Cheap.


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