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Removal of the old Swayne-Robinson property has begun.
The remains of the Swayne-Robinson foundry buildings are being removed to make
way for the proposed new Wayne County Jail.
The foundry buildings burned in a spectacular fire in March 1999.

A huge backhoe begins the removal of the Swayne-Robinson Foundry buildings.

Photo taken
January 4, 2001
For more information about this company that operated as the oldest business in Richmond for many years, read:

The History of Swayne, Robinson, & Company.  Click for a larger view.
The History of Swayne, Robinson & Company
available at the Wayne County Historical Museum and local bookstores.

This view of the Swayne-Robinson Foundry is the one most Wayne County residents will recall, as it faced Main Street.

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