Downtown St. Louis, Missouri and the Gateway Arch are easily visible from the roof. I believe we were spotted on the roof by a passer-by in a stopped pickup truck. Drew and I decided to get out of there ASAP.
International Harvester sold home appliances briefly between 1947 and 1955, which makes this refrigerator a rare find. IH sold their appliance division to Whirlpool in 1955. This means that this refrigerator was purchased and placed in the Armour plant very late in its productive life.
Just to the north of East St. Louis in National City is a very large abandoned meat processing plant. Armour and Company are perhaps best known for developing Dial soap, but they were primarily a slaughterhouse company. This meat processing plant was built in 1928 and ceased operations in 1959.
The Armour and Dial brands continue to exist, though these properties are now held by new owners.