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|Industrial Town Map||San Andreas Suburbs||Other Locations of Note||History of San Andreas|
Imaginatively named, Industrial Town was formed as a compromise to place some distance between the factories and industries of San Andreas and its residents in the Oldtown area. While the original plan called for little or no settlement or governance of the Industrial part of San Andreas, the facts of life for many of those who came to work in the area quickly necessitated both. While the Oldtown area is known for its crime rate the Industrial area is known for its poverty. Originally settled by those who are too poor to afford fares between work and living in the antiquated tenemants of Oldtown, the inhabitants of this area survive in tiny apartments under the constant pollution of the industrial world run rampant.
Ironically, it was not these desperate settlers who incorporated Industrial Town, but the owners and capitalists who sensed a rising wave of discontent and arranged for the city to be established before the population became restive enough to take significant action on their own. As a consequence of this forethought, Industrial Town continues to happily serve its capitalist masters instead of its crushed and drained populace.
A new push has recently started among the limited population that does live in the area to give it a new name.
The streets of Industrial Town are rife with crime, that much is known. Characters with sufficient ranks in streetwise have an idea what's really going on on the San Andreas Streets.
Any building not specifically labelled can safely be assumed to be industrial space, warehouses, or warehouses converted to factory space of some sort.
- Mayor; Narcissis Pueblo Cortez
- Chief of Police; Samuel Torres
- Other Notable individuals;
Industrial Town City Hall
City Hall in the Industrial area is a utilitarian and simple affair. Sometimes called the "hall of steel" for what seems to be its primary composition (it actually uses more concrete) this building lacks any sense of decoration or amenity in its frighteningly stark utilitarianism.
Rivera Co-Generation Facility
One of the major industries in San Andreas, the facility provides much of the power for the San Andreas area in addition to substantial amounts of desalinated water. This government-owned operation also serves as a training point for new workers and thinkers in the fields of water and energy managment and has thus been the laboratory for new innovations in the field.
The resulting products have been a boon to the San Andreas economy, nearly as much as the available water and energy to sell in the high-demand southwestern markets.
San Andreas International Airport
Completed in 1963, the San Andreas International Airport was built replacing several industrial docks. It serves as a major gateway to the remainder of the United States and, combined with the industrial docks remaining in Oldtown, provides a competing entryway to the US for goods being imported from Asia.
Corp Co Campus
Corp Co; Building your future.
Corp Co is a cutting edge developer of manufacturing equipment. While the Corp Co executives and designers work in posh hi-rise offices in Hightown, this campus is used to acutally test the designs and theories dreamed up. The buildings on Corp Co Campus are constantly being renovated and rebuilt to accomodate new and experimental computers, robots, and assembly line strategies. The ultimate goal of Corp Co is to render the lineman on a factory floor entirely obsolete by 2025.
Built during WWII to support quicker turnaround of goods produced in Industrial town, they have remained an active and vital part of that area. They continue to bring in raw materials and take produced goods away. They have also been used to bring goods into the country, though major importation and exportation through San Andreas remains largely confined to the docks in Oldtown.
La Visión Inmaculada
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:2-4
Originally a plot of ground given over to burying the destitute factory workers killed in industrial accidents, by 1937 the Right Reverend Nathanial Scuro had arrived and established a tent on the edge of the makeshift graveyard. His first order of business was to bless the graveyard and see that further burials had rites, acts which quickly gathered a congregation of the lost and forlorn. By 1943 the Reverend had built an actual church on the site, and was well on his way towards gaining actual rights to the church and grounds. In 1952 Nathanial died. His wife reported that he would have been 99 at the time. Nathanial's oldest living son, a child of the first of his two deceased wives, took over the ministery without comment or protest despite having had no formal training. Tobas Scuro died in 1997, and his eldest son continues the ministry today.
La Visión Inmaculada is a Non-Denominational Christian Church which holds 1-3 hour prayer meetings seven evenings a week, a 4-8 hour long service Saturday evening and again Sunday morning. Ironically, La Visión has no ground floor windows, though visitors are encouraged. It may be the lack of ventilation in the antiquated building, or the heavy incense, but few who have attended Inmaculada services seem able to recall many details. Attendees generally speak of such events as moving, spiritual events with much singing, dancing, and speaking in tongues, and are occasionally disturbed by the events and atmosphere, however the general response to prying for details is "you'd have to experience it."
Charity Industrial Medical Center
Built in the mid 50's to deal with a series of industrial accidents and emergencies, Charity remains the only significant medical facility in Industrial Town. This presents a serious issue for the residents as its services are almost completely geared towards emergency and out-patient service- especially triage style care necessarry for industrial accidents before the victims are moved on to further care. Charity has limited intensive care facilities and no long-term care capability. There are a few offices which practicioners use for checkups and other maintenance care.
Built in the 1890's The Meadows was originally a private residence. After the founding of the Industrial Town the owners moved away abandoning their beloved property. The building has stood empty for the majority of the last half-century. In the early 1990s the city arranged to clear the title to the land at the behest of a biotechnologies corporation who promptly purchased it from the city. The house was refurbished and renovated and is now a thoroughly modern biochemical laboratory inside, though it retains much of its old manor-house charm.
The first Stormwatch appartments were builtin the late 30's in an effort to provide housing for the growing population of workers who were finding transit to and from Oldtown and the surrounding areas difficult. Always low-price low-end facilities, various buildings at Stormwatch were destroyed or damaged beyond regularly by the various earthquakes and storms which wrack the California coast. While there are several older buildings which have been condemned, abandoned, and thus provide squatting space for the poorest of the poor, the most "modern" Apartments are gigantic concrete monoliths built to withstand the seasonal storms and utilizing a primative mechanical and hydrolic shock-absorbtion system to dissipate the tremors that strike. These systems have prevented the newest set of Apartments from being rendered unusable for several decades, a pleasant return-on-investment for the owners of the Stormwatch.
The residents of these new appartments do complain at the fortress like appearance. Given the small slit-windows used and the large amounts of concrete the impression is understandable, however the managment has waved away these complaints for decades with the simple cry of "safety first!"