Chutes from a hundred machines interconnect to more machines and chutes on a dozen factory floors.
The State School stage, taken as it was getting scrapped.
Asbestos rope isn’t something you can buy at Home Depot anymore, but it’s fire and heat resistant stuff; great for industrial work, like in a sugar mill.
A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.
From atop a concrete slap that seals the old path of Mine Shaft #3, I loop up into the hoisting room.
In most places, it may seem off for there to be a tunnel door on the top floor of a building, but Ford was that kind of place. This door from the steam plant led into a skyway and tunnel that connected to the main assembly floor.
Energy conserving window plastic does no good when the doors are all open and the heat’s off.
A sign facing the city on an exterior wall–a sort of motivational poster.
Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers?