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  • Jodi Miller photo
    A proposed site for Wonderland's performance venue and recording studio is this large room off the loading dock, which formerly housed a large bread oven.
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    A bread oven was removed from the corner of this room, leaving a hole that's a foot or so deep.
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    The factory still bears signs of work life interrupted, like printers on desks and girly pin-ups left behind in the men's locker room.
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    A construction worker hired by Wonder Bread breaks a link in a long piece of conveyer belt track. Close to a mile of track has been removed from the ceiling of the space, which will be converted into artist studios, co-working spaces and retail shops.
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    Close-up view of disassembled conveyor belt. During the factory's bread-producing days, freshly baked loaves raced around the maze of belts to cool down before being bagged and sold.
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    Clockwise from left are the key Wonderland players - Adam Brouillette (Couchfire Collective), Josh Quinn (Tigertree), Andrew Dodson (Central City Recording), Kevin Lykens (Lykens Companies) and David Hunegnaw (Sandbox Columbus). You're seeing their reaction after finding bags of hard-as-a-rock Wonder Bread hot dog buns left on a shelf overhead.
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    Workers hired by Wonder Bread use a forklift to remove a large piece of machinery from the middle of the ground floor.
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    A view of the second floor, where large white drums, like the one at left, used to hold flour.
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    A pile of fine wheat flour on the second floor is a striking reminder of the factory's former life. Wonder Bread closed in May 2009.
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    Large pieces of machinery and overhead pipes and conveyor belts have yet to be removed from the plant. Wonderland organizers think the raised area along the back of the second-floor room could be used for a yoga/martial-arts studio.
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    From left, Wonderland players Andrew Dodson, Kevin Lykens, Josh Quinn, Adam Brouillette and David Hunegnaw stand on the roof of the former Wonder Bread factory, under the plant's iconic sign.
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    The Wonder Bread sign, a Columbus icon, will stay and eventually be re-lit.
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    The men's locker room still looks exactly as it did after workers finished their final shifts and emptied their lockers when the factory closed in May.
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    A large white oven sits in the middle of the first floor of the Wonder Bread building. While most everything in the building will be removed, this large oven will stay in the building.
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    Office space on the second floor might be used as co-working space.
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    Another view of the first floor shows a giant white bread oven, to the left, and the system of conveyor belts and cords to the right. All of the machinery shown in this photo will be remove before Wonderland opens to the public.