The largest room was the diesel laboratories, which tested various devices and fuel additives to make it safer to mine underground with diesel trucks and other machinery, such as at White Pine Mine, Michigan.
The incinerator’s hardened steel door… useless, but still sexy in a heavy-industrial kind of way.
These houses was built by hard rock miners in the early 1900s.
The individual ovens are skinny to allow even and fast heating of the whole interior. Numbers are cut into signs because no paint could withstand the heat or corrosive emissions from the coking process.
Looking out at the abandoned neighborhood around the house.
This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
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.
This dock goes between loading bays (see glass brick walls) and the railroad.
A skyway 100 feet above this office crumbled one day. This is what happened when those two met. High-impact love.