Abandoned Dry Ice Manufacturing Plant of Salton Sea

This former Dry Ice Manufacturing Plant is at the intersection of Pound Road and Wister Road in the city of Calipatria, Imperial County, California.

Established some time in the later 1930’s and fully bumping by the 1950’s is this Dry Ice Manufacturing Plant at a desolate place in the more remote area of the Salton Sea. The home that is on the property is now decayed and remains of the fireplace can be seen in the picture below.

Later, in the 1970’s, it is thought to have become a mineral spa. Concrete circles in the ground now act as fading pools on a barren landscape with water inside. Today, it continues dismally, along with other parts of the Salton Sea.

You can see a video of the place on YouTube. In the Salton Sea Atlas, it explores the geography and location of the area. The book Greetings from the Salton Sea: Folly and Intervention in the Southern California Landscape, has many pictures of abandonment throughout.

Where is the abandoned Dry Ice Factory located in Salton Sea? You can find it with these coordinates. 33.219513,-115.579391

Images used and licensed under CC By NC 2.0. Images by Joe Abbruscato.

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