Monday, June 4, 2012

Photo Essay: San Gabriel Valley Gun Club, Abandoned

The overflow parking area of the Fish Creek trailhead at Vulcan Materials was once home to the San Gabriel Valley Gun Club, which was closed in 2007, after over 60 years in operation, in hopes of turning the property (which is owned by Vulcan and which borders government land) into something with a greater purpose, more befitting of the surrounding community's reputation (bordered by historic Duarte and Azusa).

But now, five years later...

...the remnants of the Gun Club still stand, graffitied, disintegrating...


The SGVGC was once the largest shooting range in Southern California.

And now, it stands in shambles.

All of the numbered stands have been dismantled.

A building whose tile floor still remains, though peeling, has been razed.

The air still smells of ammunition.

The arrows on the ground now point to nothing.

Related Reading:
Bucket List: West Side Pistol Range
Azusa Has Gun Club In Its Sights - Los Angeles Times
Azusa Moves to Close Gun Range - Los Angeles Times

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