Abandoned Car Audio Shop and Headboard Factory

In a severely blighted section of Cleveland the streets are lined with one abandoned building after another. Empty lots with uneven ground and tall weeds mark the places where neighboring structures stood before times got tough.

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Several blocks from the massive industrial ruins of an optics plant, the contaminated site of a metal plating company, and the crumbling remains of Cleveland Railway Co (follow the links for history and photos of these places; they're fascinating), stands a pair of abandoned businesses.

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

A&G Headboard Company occupied one of the now-abandoned buildings along Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The company was incorporated in 1968 by Abe, Masha, and Nina Glass. The name changed to A&G Headboard Manufacturing Co. when it was acquired by Harold E Friedman in 1979.

I wasn't able to find much information on the company, but it seems to have closed its doors in the mid-1990s.

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

The structure is severely weathered. Pieces of the ceiling have fallen in.

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Much of the furniture and office walls were scorched in a fire some time ago. The fire did not spread beyond a relatively small section of the building.

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

The aging abandoned structure is creepy and dungeon-like.

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

The few artifacts that remain are badly damaged from fire, water, and time.

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Several pieces of larger equipment remain, but are rusty or otherwise damaged.

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Next door to A&G Headboard Co. is the ransacked office of Crank It Up Audio, a retailer of car stereos and security equipment.

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

The place has been thoroughly trashed by vandals.

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

But a few signs and posters still hang on the walls.

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

I had a hard time finding information or records related to Crank It Up Audio, but it seems the business opened in 1990. Judging by a calendar that still hangs on the door, the shop probably closed sometime in or shortly after 2002.

Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

If any of you have memories of A&G Headboard Company or Crank It Up Audio, please leave a comment below.

The next stop on my journey was the remains of the Joseph & Feiss industrial compound. Click here for the full story.

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Abandoned A & G Headboard Co in Cleveland Ohio

12 comments :

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