One of the generators, weeks before it was taken apart to be shipped to another power plant somewhere else.
Standing next to the now-demolished records room.
‘Consumers Brewery’ set in the brewhouse staircase.
The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.
Looking across a skyway at the dust-collecting funnels, one of the few pieces of equipment that haven’t been completely decimated by time and the elements.
The seminal architectural feature of the old hospital–the parts built by Illinois Central Railroad–was this staircase. Wide and graceful, adorned with paint chips and fire extinguishers, and leading from offices to surgical suites to the cafeteria.
The four buildings seen here comprise almost all of the notable remaining structures.
A few from atop the steam gauges along the western wall. The turbines were scrapped quickly after the plant closed, it seemed.
As my friend Jonathan would say, “on a human scale.”