A brief return to March, 1999.
Swayne - Robinson & Co. was an iron and aluminum casting factory founded in 1842 by Francis W. Robinson. The company operated until 1997, when it closed and its owners filed for bankruptcy.
A fire in 1999 destroyed a third of the building. In June 2000. Wayne County purchased the property.
It is now the current site of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and Correctional Center - aka Jail.
Until it closed, Swayne - Robinson & Co. was the oldest family - owned business in America.