Delmar #4 is like two elevators in one, in capacity and design.
The underside of the ore dock in winter. Snow drifts across the dock from the frozen lake.
A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated.
Some of the earlier buildings were dressed up with brick facades.
A generator in the power room… steam powered.
Levers and indicators to control and track the path of mine cars moving up and down the mine shaft. Note the mine depth indicators would trace paper… this is because the steel cables stretch out over time, so the line length changes with the years.
There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions.
This battlement-like tower is the first thing one sees coming to Old Taylor from Frankfort.
It is unclear when the ‘Superior Warehouse Company’ sign was put up, but it was likely around 1916-1917, when maps indicate it served as a dry goods warehouse, operated by Twohy-Eimon Mercantile Company. The Sivertson sign was likely added in the mid-1980s. In this image I tried to preserve the colors the bricks turn at sunset.