Looking up from the train shed. The building was consistently crumbling and I wish I had worn a hard hat in this area.
The coke plant looked more natural through a grimy window.
Admin, 2005. This is the only good picture I took of the Administration Tower before a lightning strke ignited its roof. Now a metal cap keeps the water out of the most iconic building at the Kirkbride.
You can almost make out the concrete chute through the open window. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
A wide view (15mm) of the shadow 4B is casting on 4A. Light leaks because of cheap camera.
Peering through the glass in the Hoist Operator’s cab, stained with graffiti. The cable and reels can be seen through the glass… these are now gone.
The old mill (right) and power plant (left) with the new mill behind them.
The south wall of the power plant. Its sheet metal skin couldn’t fit around the structure, it seems… note the very strange protruding superstructure.
The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.