A primitive intercom system connected the various wards to their respective nurse’s stations. They looked hand-made and likely originated, in part, in the FFSH carpentry shop. They were often placed high, like this one, to be out of patient reach.
Between the gauges for the power plant boilers and the steam pump flywheels.
In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.
By the looks of the custom work bench, someone in upholstery got a little carried away!
The old gate sign, leaned against one of the terminal elevators.
Artifacts from the days this was a furniture factory and warehouse.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
The remains of the site radar beside the command building.
A carefully kept journal of the ballast levels in the final years that the Ford sailed Lake Superior.