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Scenes of the City: Abandoned Anchor Glass Company

For this week's Scenes of the City, we visited a spooky old glass factory in the delta town of Antioch. Anchor Glass Factory (1400 W 4th Street) was demolished recently, but for some time it was a photographer's and explorer's haven. Like most abandoned industrial sites, it almost seems like everyone clocked out one Friday and just never came back, leaving behind magazines, boots, and tools.

Anchor Glass was once one of the largest producers of milk bottles in the country, producing glass up until the late '90s. In the early 2000s, however, the company filed for bankruptcy and has since been absorbed by another corporate entity.

Enjoy this slide show of the Bay Area's industrial past.