The foundry is located behind JTA at 1375 West Church St. Half of it was demolished last month. Only the office, steel fabrication plant, and 1920s era machine shop remain.
City GIS site indicates 1375 West Church Street LLC bought it in August 2011 for $1,375,000. Any idea as to what they are proposing? Will they be demolishing the remainder?
I would love to find some old steel industrial facility in Jacksonville to convert to an artists studio similar to the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham.http://www.slossfurnaces.com/
I took a metal arts class there last summer.
You can see the original blower from the late 1800's in the background for the furnace.
They have classes several times a month for welding, casting, and other metal arts.
But, with over $1 million invested by someone in the purchase, not likely they would turn it over to a bunch of artists like what Easton did at CoRK.