Inside Philly’s Abandoned Tastykake Factory with Ruin Porn

More great photos, this time of TastyKake’s previous factory. Shows again what we’re losing in Philadelphia, and what the city’s willing to waste while tacky or bland condo towers continue to spring from streets of Center City.

And, to my wonderful Chicago-residing-Philly-native-TastyKake-loving friend, yo! :)

Streets Dept

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(photos by Ruin Porn)

Tastykake Co., the beloved Philly brand (whose Butterscotch Krimpets my dad has been eating for breakfast for about as long as I can remember, and) who are now located in South Philly’s Navy Yard, seem to have some left overs up in their original Hunting Park location… Or at least the people they sold their factory to have… But lucky for you (if you’re as into this sort of thing as I am,) one of my newest Philly obsessions, Ruin Porn, has done us all the favor of risking her life to get us some AMAZING photos of this quickly, very quickly in fact, decaying building. But first, a little back story…

Two months after a fire at their landmark factory on the 2900 block of West Hunting Park avenue in 2010, Tastykake sold it and its surround land to TKMG Associates and…

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About deb

Wandering and wondering - taking it all in -- and increasingly shaking my head. Who are we and how did we get to this here? And, what, where and how next? Putting what I see and think out there in pictures and always looking for other ways, hence, this blog. This blog, like me, is a work in process and still doesn't quite know what it wants to be when it grows up.
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One Response to Inside Philly’s Abandoned Tastykake Factory with Ruin Porn

  1. Yo from Chicago! These pictures are really stunning, but it’s hard to imagine how the place deteriorated so badly in a short time.
    PS. I wish i had a Chocolate Junior right now.

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