Without their walls these Solvent Recovery Line buildings look like blast walls. Their concrete inner structures were part of the design so if there was an explosion inside it would ‘blow out’ with a puff instead of a bang. Now most of these are demolished or overgrown.
A classroom, perhaps from the days when the city owned the building.
A scrapped steam turbine, perhaps. In the background you can see a gutted casing for another turbine.
Smashed TVs and stone foundations in a former common room in the basement.
Looking into the main workhouse from the skyway into the annex elevator. But who care? Look at the colors!
The pitch of the roof is more typical for areas with lots of snow—not the border of Ohio and Kentucky. So, I assume this roofline accommodated some equipment inside for trains—note the tracks.
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.
“Ballistite is a smokeless propellant made from two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine. It was developed and patented by Alfred Nobel in the late 19th century.” -Wikipedia.
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.