Taken several years before the tornado story when the weather, and the condition of the buildings, were nice.
One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
The sun sets in front of a huge concrete building—about four times the size of the power plant. Probably a corn storage bin from an ethanol operation that ran here in the 1980s.
The sun unzipped the clouds. Mist blew across the harbor.
SFAAP’s iconic smokestacks. You’d notice if you drove past this on the highway.
Looking out across the elevator row from Portland Huron’s roof. Don’t you love the color of the sky?
Sunrise over Mill Hell, and all of Kurth’s various skyways. The elevators in the foreground date to the mid-1920s, Electric Steel is behind and is a little earlier than that.
Short-stack remains of mounts for rod and ball mills, if I was to bet. The concentrator separated junk rock (tails) from the copper and silver ore, to such a point it could be smelted.
Another perfect Indianan sunset alights like a bird on the tops of the vent houses and tree-packed smokestacks.