This was a living space for the keepers during storms, when it was too dangerous to return to the houses on the point.
The copula where molten metal would pour is on the left. It seems the whole floor was covered in ash in front of it.
This is one of my favorite doorways (yes, I have favorites) for a few reasons: 1.) You can see how the once-arched door has been squared-off for rectangular doors to fit; 2.) you can see one complete historic door and one ruined door, and the chain that used to hold them together before someone kicked-out the security, and; 3.) I like the texture of the bricks and design of the radiators in the room beyond–the blacksmith shop. Just do.
A line of huge machines wait to be used as parts under a long-disused belt drive.
I love the ‘hats’ on the top of the SWP-4 headhouse. FP-100C.
Before developers saw to cut and cut the flour mills inside Pillsbury, they stood at the ready beside various purposeful chutes the traversed the floors of between sorters. These machines were belt-driven by the power of Pillsbury’s Mississippi headraces and turbines, the force of which notoriously shook the building’s foundations themselves. The wheels would change the grade of the flour, or the size of the dust produced from crushing the kernels.
Some guerilla art for passing drivers on I-94 East to enjoy. Artist unknown.
Gary Methodist was a filmset for Transformers 3 in 2010.
The control room for the whole of the plant. Sinterband here means one of the sintering lines. Temperatures, gasses, mixtures, speeds, and so on were centrally controlled here.