Admin, 2005. This is the only good picture I took of the Administration Tower before a lightning strke ignited its roof. Now a metal cap keeps the water out of the most iconic building at the Kirkbride.
The tallest dock structure is an equipment elevator that connects the many dock levels.
The city constructed a wall in the early 2000s to discourage visitors. Note the staircase is cut off, too.
Showering red-hot coke fresh from the furnaces near the Coal Tower (in the back) was the Quenching Tower’s duty (front).
Wagons and horses were kept in the building on the left, separate from the rest of the complex in case of fire. In the distance is the boiler house, separate for the same reason.
Instead of a pit in the floor, now there is an oversized chessboard here.
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
Noontime light, long criticized for the boring shadows it grants photographers, comes into its own sometimes.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.