Alsco Textile

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I’d been past this building many times and it always caught my eye. It’s weird the way it’s decorated like a giant cake and all whitewashed.. even the windows. I’d photographed the place once before but found it hard to capture the overall mood of the place. This time I lingered and explored to find as many good elements as I could.

I was pleased to get the inside view through the opened loading dock, and the two signs on the south side of the building are quite a pair. The one on Willoughby states “NO ADMITTANCE – APPLY AT OFFICE” while the one outside the office proclaims “NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.” I guess you don’t get to be “First in textile service worldwide” by handing out a bunch of jobs in a struggling economy. Looks like things are tough all over…