Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
Some local kids were having a fire extinguisher fight when I walked into the lab one day.
Trees by the beautiful Nurse’s Cottage above and behind the Kirkbride. One side looks out over farmland while the other faces the back of the hospital grounds. As of 2014, the city is allowing artists to rent spaces inside.
The third floor corridor is not so welcoming, as it requires visitors to walk along the support breams without the luxury of a floor. I didn’t mind, but I can’t see the family with young children that was also exploring Noisy doing the same.
A steel powder keg serves as a door prop on the static-proof wood core floor. Note the ‘XXX’ marking to the left of the double door.
Observing War City in the midst of an electric storm. This photo is lit almost entirely by lightning.
Death. About two seconds after the explosives were triggered.
Water vapor was collected and condensed to be reused in other processes. Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7
The top floor of the Dominion Elevator. Acros 100 on 120.