The steel sea leg is so heavy it requires a huge counterweight that travels the height of the elevator.
A stencil instructs the first and third shifts to ask security for access. Security was out during all my visits, except one mishap where a strung-out local chased me with a truck. Having spent a decade exploring the U.P., I was not caught off guard.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.
I found a face.
Quincy Smelter, 2014.
I couldn’t help but include this ghost sign for a demolished motel…
The staircase going to the second floor balcony is gone, giving a clear view of the first floor porch.
Funny how sensitive modern English speakers have become to gendered language. I doubt the workers here–almost all female–were offended by this posting for ‘Workmen’s Compensation’.
A one-of-a-kind installation in Armour’s otherwise gutted engine house.