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Longaberger Basket Factory/Homestead

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Highway 16, Dresden, OH
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LSQRD1 wrote a review Jul 2020
Kent, Ohio558 contributions173 helpful votes
This is a joint review of all three basket related spots in the region. The basket factory (with the basket of giant apples--which seems to have lots its basket covering) and company office building (shaped like a basket) make for some fun photos and exploration of abandonment. We also stumbled across the worlds largest actual basket. We had a lot of fun finding the locations and then taking some great, quirky photos. Very worthy kitschy drive by along the road.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Previa1994 wrote a review Jul 2020
Chicago, Illinois4,586 contributions250 helpful votes
This is a review for the Longaberger building in Newark. The now-unoccupied building of the bankrupt Longaberger company is an architecturally attractive building visible on Highway 16 in Newark. When we stopped by, the building was closed, but we drove by the building in the parking lot and enjoyed imagining all the people working in the building at one time. The building is a vivid and sad example of Change is constant, and This too shall pass. If you are in the area, certainly stop by to look at the building built in the shape of a basket.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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3dnsew@gmail.com wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions2 helpful votes
The long-empty buildings of the bankrupt Longaberger company are soon to be taking on new life as the Corporate build in Newark, Ohio will be converted into a hotel and the old homestead into the new world's largest Amish flea market style location.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Roxanne M wrote a review Jan 2019
Mechanicsburg, Ohio1 contribution71 helpful votes
I’m so disappointed!! Why and what happened to Longaberger, and the town of Dresden? Dave would be heartbroken! I have spent many good times here, and have taken many bus trips here with family and friends, I own several baskets and pottery pieces, I have dumped a lot of money here... there come a time I had to slow down as many of you probably did as well, but that didn’t mean it couldn’t go on... jobs were plentiful, it had to hurt a lot of families, I had heard rumors, but I want to know the truth!!! Tammy can you make that possible?
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Christopher M wrote a review Nov 2018
Lancaster, Ohio14 contributions12 helpful votes
I recently passed the homestead, my friend and I decided to see how much we could actually see. We ended up pulling up the lane and to our surprise the parking lot was open. We passed through to see shops with some lights on, on the inside...as well as Christmas lights decorating the roof top, as if to just outline it. It was a very eerie visit. There were no lights on in the parking lot or along the drives leading to the shops and the big Apple Basket. As we drove around the complex, we found that everything was abandoned but many lights would remain on in the various former shops, the barn and what looked to be a 2 story home (that had only one light on that could be seen on the 2nd floor through a wide window without any curtains). The big apple basket looks to be worn from the weather. The basket weaves were much darker than I would have imagined them being. It is a shame this facility sits empty and unused. I'd love to visit again and be able to explore the Homestead and shops.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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