The Equadome - 10 years gone

The Equadome - 10 years gone

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Orlando, FL

#1 Jan 22, 2008
If St. Charles County had a "bad place," it was the concrete husk that stood off Highway 94 on what is now a firing range for the sheriff's department. Its name, when it was alive, was Water Treatment Plant No. 2. The main structures included an office building, two lime storage towers, and a water tower. The federal government began building the plant in 1941 to purify water used to make TNT at the Weldon Spring Ordnance Works. The plant was "born" upon its completion in October, 1942. It pumped between 20 and 38 million gallons of water per day throughout World War II. The plant "died" when the government shut it down in 1946.

But it did not stay dead. The plant became a legendary hangout for young people. Rumors spread that Satanic cults performed occult rituals and animal sacrifices within its cavernous chambers. The lure of mystery and danger attracted more thrill-seeking teens year after year. Some dubbed the plant the "Echo Dome." Others called it the "Aqua Dome." In time, the nicknames merged into one – the Equadome.

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jan 23, 2008
We had some good times there! You could go down to hell or up to heaven and see miles and miles of Weldon Spring. Sometimes it was a little tough getting up the ladder though... since there were very few rungs.

Montgomery, AL

#3 Sep 17, 2009
I remember going there and my friend grabbing my belt right before falling into a hole. Thanks Mark, saved my life.

Taylorville, IL

#4 Oct 8, 2009
Wow, I remember hanging out at the Equadome almost every weekend, good times

Saint Peters, MO

#5 Oct 27, 2009
I will never forget going there when I was 19. Going up to "Heaven" and then descending to "hell."
We're all so lucky we didn't break our legs!

Clermont, FL

#6 Nov 6, 2009
that place was cool

Clermont, FL

#7 Nov 6, 2009
there's a facebook group for it now:

some good pics

De Soto, KS

#8 Apr 7, 2010
we are lucky we are still was a strang place to be if you were tripping

Poplar Bluff, MO

#9 Aug 19, 2010
Hell yeah that place was awesome! Spent many nights there.
Shane pritch

Garden City, MI

#10 Jan 12, 2012
I took many of people there for thier first time.learned to do graffitti art there.awesome memories

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