American Crayon prepped for wrecking ball

The owners of an iconic Hayes Avenue structure aim to raze the dreary building before summer.
Andy Ouriel
Apr 3, 2013

And when the American Crayon building comes down, real estate experts believe the property will present many development options for an ambitious person.

Executives from Texas-based Born Again Salvage own the 112-year-old building and are prepping it for demolition. Their construction workers are removing asbestos and other hazardous materials before demolition begins.

“The actual demolition of the building should take place within the next few weeks,” company representative Terry Hurd said. “Right now, the building is in extremely bad shape. It’s going to fall down if someone doesn’t tear it down.”

Get more on the history of the old factory and plans for the future for the property at the Hayes Avenue subway in today's Register. Click here for the ePaper, for home delivery or buy a Register daily at a newsstand near you.

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4shizzle

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bobaluey

It's about time... Keller Building take note...

bobshumway92

Great neighborhood. Endless possibilities.

4shizzle

Great spot for a pizza house,car wash, coffee shop or a murder. That's about it for the endless possibilities.

Minnow

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Minnow

NEXT STOP KELLER BUILDING!!!!!NEXT STOP KELLER BUILDING!!!!!NEXT STOP KELLER BUILDING!!!!!NEXT STOP KELLER BUILDING!!!!!NEXT STOP KELLER BUILDING!!!!!NEXT STOP KELLER BUILDING!!!!!NEXT STOP KELLER BUILDING!!!!!NEXT STOP KELLER BUILDING!!!!!

2cents

http://sanduskyhistory.blogspot....

I wonder why they did not rename the company? (Mexican Crayon Co)

Centauri

http://www.ohiomemory.org/cdm/si...
"This photograph of employees of the American Crayon Company in Sandusky, Ohio was taken around 1905."

You can zoom in on the faces and also "pan" the photo by left click on your mouse and drag. Interesting photo. Do you recognize any of the faces in the enlarged photo?

OSUBuckeye59

Centauri, I see myself! Front row, third from left!! :-)

2cents

Nope! Am I suppose to?

Centauri

The photo was taken well over 100 years ago. Perhaps great grandparents or other ancestors long gone who used to work there? Get out the old family albums. :)

http://americadeclines.com/OH6.html
Ohio jobs long gone.

4shizzle

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queenjhb

An eye sore

rjoh

I remember going there in grade school on a field trip. It's about time they level that eyesore.

Hopperthe2nd

Same here from Fremont Atkinson. I remember thinking that the whole building smelled like a new box of crayons!

Cowboy

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whocares

The old tax base

4shizzle

Good point, whocares.

A lot of tax bases left the country and hurt the country to make rich men richer.

arnmcrmn

That is what capitalism is about....that is why AMERICA is on top. Wouldn't expect a socialist to know that though....derp.

4shizzle

I know that hurting the country is ok with you and GOP- selfish, grasping, twerp.

4shizzle

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2cents

Sam Walton, you shop there?

Fireside

"Keller building could fall at any moment".....that was said how many wind storm and winters ago?
I agree bring it down, but the city has to do the hoops and timelines first.

Cracked Cherry

Terrible neighborhood, Who will want to buy that property?

deertracker

Untrue!

Perkahontas

Smoked a lotta crack in there. Er, I mean look at that cracked smoke stack.

Yellow Snow

A lot of wages were earned here. We always bought American Crayon when we were kids in school. A sad sign of today's times. In many ways, it will be sad to see it gone, much like the grain elevator in Huron. Stuff we grew up with. Progress, I guess.

2cents

(Progress, I guess)

Ever hear the term "progress is the opposite of congress" ?

Katelih-Trailer...

Yep..My mom worked there when I was a kid..She called it a dungeon, but it kept us out of the welfare line and I love her for that !

8ballinthesidepocket

Another sign of Sandusky's circling the drain. Think of the other companies we had here in the 40s - 60s now most all of them are gone. It is a sad commentary for what used to be a very vibrant community. I wonder and worry about what my grand children will do for work??

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