Part of a series I am shooting of patriotic Americana left in abandoned factories.
The entrance to the area where staff could sleep.
Like many mill-style buildings of the time, the Twohy’s loading doors (in this case, the delivery wagon doors) opened to an elevator shaft. This design cut down on loading time, as long as the elevator was operational. Of course, if it was otherwise occupied, there could be no traffic through the exterior doors!
Standing where the Standard Oil’s boiler used to sit; the coal room is on the right, and would have been filled from trackside.
Shadows of distant power lines are carried to the concrete by street lights.
This door used to open at river level, but it has since been built up and sealed with a steel grate. Still, the original doors (with original paint?) stand in the same place. Once they opened to the fresh air, now they are permanently sealed in the tunnels. This is the official entrance for inspecting the mine, hence fiber optic and ladder. Shortly after the plant was demolished, this entire area was resealed and alarmed.
This used to be one of the office doors, but it’s been removed (apparently without malcontent) and placed in the shop area.
To move air around the non air-conditioned buildings, may of which date to the 1920s and 1930s, fans were mounted above the high door frames.