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King Storage Warehouses – Sanford’s Carriage House Pentimento (Late 19th-century) – Furniture Galleries – Syracuse, NY

© Vincenzo Aiosa

King Storage Warehouses – Sanford’s Carriage House – Furniture Galleries – Hue, Saturated & Grayscaled © Frank H. Jump

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Grayscale after hue & saturation © Frank H. Jump

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Bonded Warehouse – West Side Highway – Serpent Graffiti – Featured Fade, Barbara Snow

© Barbara Snow

Umberto Brothers Storage Warehousing Inc. – Record Storage – Uptown Correspondent, Iman R. Abdulfattah

© Iman R. Abdulfattah

Previously on FAB- Umberto Brothers Storage Warehousing Inc. – “Record Storage” – West Side Highway, Tribeca – Feb 29th, 2008

Northwestern Cold Storage & Warehousing Co – Spokane, WA

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Lowlands Correspondent: Gaia Son – Pakhuismeesteren – Celebes, Borneo, Java, Sumatra – Kop de Zuid, Rotterdam NL

Rotterdam – Kop van Zuid, at Wilhelminakade-Statendam, October 2012 © Gaia Son

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE – Reskewed with Photoshop – © Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Pakhuismeesteren (warehouse supervisors) is a former business and warehouse in the harbor area of Rotterdam in the south of centrum district called Kop van Zuid or South Bank. This post-colonial relic, on which the Indonesian islands of Celebes, Borneo, Java, Sumatra are written, stands on the Wilhelmina Pier for only about 70 years. Research has shown that a prior building with a wooden pile foundation once stood here from 1898 and burned down in 1937. This abandoned non-landmarked pre-WWII structure dates from about 1940 and is currently being renovated to feature a multi-purpose first floor with rented shops and offices, a catering hall, and  24 units of residential living spaces.¹

The now defunct Pakhuismeesteren business was established in 1818 after the 1800 dissolution of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) which after an almost two-century reign of colonial plunder, fell into ruins by way of corruption and mismanagement. Originally the “Pakhuismeester of Tea,” the company took on the interests of the Rotterdam VOC’s tea and spice trade. After three and a half centuries of Dutch colonialism, Indonesia declared its independence in 1945 which was finally recognized by the Netherlands in 1949. Rotterdam was the busiest world port since the early sixties until being surpassed by Shanghai in 2004.


De Boompjes or trees in front of the East India House which stood on the north bank of the , circa 1700, print van Petrus Schenk, Atlas van Stolk Boompjes, Rotterdam , from “Atlas van Stolk”, ca. 1700 – Wikipedia

Spence-Nunnamaker Warehouse -1909, Albert T. Huntt – 317 N. 17th St – Richmond, VA

© Frank H. Jump

Huntt, born in Richmond and the grandson of one of Richmond’s earliest architects, Otis Manson, practiced in town from 1892 to 1920, designing a host of buildings of every type and in every style. This is his finest surviving commercial design. The fireproof reinforced concrete building has exterior details reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts movement. The facade has massive piers topped by round corbeled arches. Beneath the arches are steel casement windows. The exterior cladding alternates between green and white tile and dark brick.Society of Architectural Historians

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White Star – New England Distributing & Warehouse Corp. – Charlestown, MA – Barbara Snow

© B. Snow

Previously posted on FAB:

May 30th, 2008

Featured Fade – Tower’s Warehouses Inc. – U.S. Bonded – Dale Hopson & Carole Seif – Taken from the newly extended High Line – NYC

© Dale Hopson

© Carole Seif

© Carole Seif

Office & Warehouse of Butte M.J.B. Co. – Butte, MT

© Frank H. Jump

Featured Fade – Morse Drayage & Warehouse Co – Portland OR – Fred King

Portland Oregon © Fred King - Bluestar 2012

In the shipping industry and logistics, drayage is the transport of goods a short distance,  often as part of a longer overall move. A drayage trip can typically be completed in a single work shift. The term drayage is also used for the fee paid for such services.

The term originally meant “to transport by a sideless cart,” or dray. Such carts, pulled by dray horses, were used to move good between ships or railroad cars and factories, warehouses and shops. – Drayage – Wikipedia

Thanks Fred! @ bluestar2012

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