Powdered coal would sit in these hoppers before they get mixed with water to make a slurry. Then the mixture is injected into the firebox and ignited to make a coal-powered flamethrower capable of boiling water very quickly.
Vents in the boards over the windows helps prevent mold and animals from getting too crazy inside.
The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.
A bright red light blinks on the end of the abandoned dock to ward off passing boats.
Beautiful doors separated the boiler room and the sugar mill. Can you imagine the gracefully curving steps in a power plant today?
An old handcart sits next to a rotting elevator.
Exploring the plant while live Reggae plays nearby was bizarre.
Delmar #4 is like two elevators in one, in capacity and design.
Spare firebox bricks palleted on the second floor, is if it was going to be repaired.