This post was updated on February 11, 2008.
October 5, 2007: They have begun tearing down the old Gates Rubber Factory buildings. The top photo shows the large north building, still there. The middle one shows the south building on its way down. The third photo shows a workman dismantling the bridge that joins the south and north buildings over Mississippi Avenue. Beneath that you can see some photographs I took in 2006.
June 3, 2006: Today I went out to the old Gates Rubber Company buildings between Broadway and Santa Fe. They're going to be torn down soon so I thought I'd take some pictures before they turn this splendid eyesore into more urban sprawl.