Should Be In Movies: Gloucester Paint Factory

Just got a forward from Captain Joe to check out some photos he and a buddy captured at an abandoned paint factory. It’s not every day that a Captain gives you a pointer ;-), so I thought I would check it out. Joe runs a hobby blog called Good Morning Gloucester – and for non locals, it’s pronounced Glah-ster, not Glowster.

Gloucester, Rockport, and Cape Ann are terrific towns on the east coast of Massachusetts in which I’ve spent a lot of time. They are also no stranger to the movies, having been the locations of several.

Here are some shots from his site.

Looks like it's just begging the Mayor for a wrecking ball and to be turned into condos...but folks like me would wish for a pub or community art center.

Looks like it's just begging the Mayor for a wrecking ball and to be turned into condos...but folks like me would wish for a pub or community art center.

It also looks like a building that would have been cast in the movie The Road to Perdition, with Tom Hanks and (my personal favorite) Paul Newman. Joe thought it would make a great set for a horror movie.

Kinda makes you wonder what happened to the guy trying to get in, doesn't it?

Kinda makes you wonder what happened to the guy trying to get in, doesn't it?

Pollockesque

Pollockesque

He was a snitch...so we gave him a swimming lesson...

He was a snitch...so we gave him a swimming lesson...

Neat perspective on this one. This basement area would make a neat glassblowing studio or other creative space.

Neat perspective on this one. This basement area would make a neat glassblowing studio or other creative space.

Those are some tired stripes...

Those are some tired stripes...

A room with a view...

A room with a view...

More pictures from this location are here and here.

Saving a seat for you,

Christine

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2 Responses to “Should Be In Movies: Gloucester Paint Factory”

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    Kelli

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