I’ve written it before, but I like observing the way buildings change in terms of new windows, bricked up doors, and so on, and thinking of how their forms change to reflect the work inside of them.
Peeling paint reveals the room numbers of the past. Kodak Trix-400 on Canon T40.
Wintertime is quiet, except for the planes overhead.
The Western Elevator’s old moniker looks over Fort William (the neighborhood). Snow falls over Mount McKay in the background. This elevator is still active… the only active elevator in Fort William proper.
Thick glass windows allow workers to check the beet juice levels in this steel tank. You can tell by the reinforcement that it had a lot of liquid and had to hold against immense pressure. Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7.
The back side of the hotel is plain, but for a fire escape.
The pitch of the roof is more typical for areas with lots of snow—not the border of Ohio and Kentucky. So, I assume this roofline accommodated some equipment inside for trains—note the tracks.
A look down the 1950s foundry building, moments after sunset.
The front of the power plant (right), the distillery itself (center), and the regaling house (left).