Abandoned Moser Leather Company12:00 AM
The Moser Leather Company was founded in 1878 in New Albany, Indiana. It produced high-grade leather for harnesses and collar manufacturers before expanding into a wholesale leather business with multiple warehouses on its property.
By 1998, the company employed 70 employees and had sales of over $12 million, with the end products being used in Bass shoes, Harley-Davidson motorcycle apparel, and other products.
Moser ceased operations in 2002. It was the third-to-last vegetative tannery in the United States of America. Operations still continue in Hamilton, Ohio, but at a much smaller and slower pace. (Notice the junkyard in the distance? It's part of our next photoshoot!)