Victoreen Instrument Company // Part Two - The Dainty Squid

Victoreen Instrument Company // Part Two

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Today I have more photos from Victoreen Instrument Company to share. I posted part one of these photos a few months back and this second installment accidentally got buried in my drafts. Since it's been a while, here's a quick recap on the building; Victoreen manufactured radiation meters. They provided much of the radiation equipment for the Manhattan Project (think atomic bombs, if you're not familiar). The building was built in 1926. Victoreen left in 1978 and the factory was bought by another company for $1. The property was transferred a few more times before the final sale in 2009. One would assume the building was probably used but not properly cared for a little while before eventually falling into disrepair.
And of course, this building became an instant favorite after finding a piece of graffiti from one of my favorites! (See more Think pieces here, here, here, + here!)
xoxo

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  1. AH this is awesome! I need to see these places in real life!

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  2. Looks scary but photogenically ;)

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    1. Haha, this place was one of the least scary places I've been.

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  3. I love the thoughts graffiti piece! I really want to find and check out places like this around San Diego now, I love these posts!

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    1. Thanks, Jes. I'm glad to hear you enjoy these posts.

      Be careful! :)

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  4. I love how you took the third picture as a portrait instead of a landscape. I would have done it the other way, and it wouldn't have turned out as good. As a photographer, you inspire me with every post!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ali! I'm flattered.

      You know, actually, I always forget to shoot portrait. I'm always pleased with the results when I actually do!

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  5. I worked here for 8 years of my younger life. Right out of high school, first real job that paid money. It was in a horrible part of town. I worked nights here. They made radiation equipment but they also made components. We sold resistors. That was the group I was in. It's bitter sweet to see this in ruins. It its day was the top radiation survey meter company. Their equipment was there when Three Mile Island melted down. They now exist as Fluke.

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