This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
The world’s biggest paper machine was installed here about a century before this photo was taken. The orange in the windows is the brick building across the street–the new part of the plant.
A view of the hallway outside of the auditorium.
This building had no identity issues. My chief regret was not spending more time documenting the ghost signs around the complex.
The secret sweet-yet-salty center of the nameless factoryscape. Home base, tuned to rule the AC and turn out Product X at record rates, I’m sure.
Looking past the hoist room (left) toward Shaft No. 1, behind the concrete head frame built in the late 1940s. This shaft could haul equipment from ground level (below) to shop level, where the picture was taken.
These dump cars moved copper ore to the top of the furnaces… it’s about two stories above ground level.
This spiral staircase isn’t doing Lemp much good–maybe they’ll let me have it! I do love, though, that there is a door going to it–without walls–and it ascends to a second floor that doesn’t exactly exist anymore.
I love these heavy rolling doors in the old tobacco processing building.