Between the catwalks of Furnace 6, the molted ore would flow through the chute.
Blue plastic siding filters the summer sun, giving the otherwise reddish-brown interior a splash of color.
Circa-1960s graffiti. Someone got their ass kicked.
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.
After demolition in the mid 2000s, this interior door became exterior. I remember walking through the car shed as a teenager. It was a shortcut, if I didn’t get caught.
The guts of the dock are connected with a long narrow hallway. Below this section are shops and labs.
This rod mill (?) was made in Denver Colorado at a factory now buried by condos. #justdenverthings
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.
Officers got houses and the honor of living near other officers. They call it Officer’s Row.