There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions.
A mix of brick and stone construction where the stock house meets the cellars. The caves brought well water to the brewery and drained the refuse away, and the various sewer connections are visible here and tell the story of the company’s expansion above.
Park Insurance Agency is no longer in business, nor would you be able to dial that phone number.
The stone chapel sits beside the main house and received a particularly heavy dose of gothic architectural touches.
The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
Shuttered windows on the side of one of the collapsing bonded warehouses.
A porcelain basin in the locker room is detached, but shows excellent patina. I hope when the machine shop is repurposed that this can be saved.
A typical Chateau wall. Kodak Tri-X 400 in Leica M7.
Part of the decommissioned plant was used by the Air Force for virtual bombing runs. This is the guard shack for the radar station.