A detailed look at the side of one of the thousands of transformer boxes in the war city.
This was a living space for the keepers during storms, when it was too dangerous to return to the houses on the point.
Fire buckets did not have flat bottoms so they could never be used for other buckety tasks, and were thus always handy in an actual fire.
I couldn’t help but include this ghost sign for a demolished motel…
Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
A shuttered house at the end of the block doesn’t even have boards on it anymore.
In an era where smoking was ubiquitous and sexy, smoking stations had to be a part of the job, even at an explosives factory.
The beacon was installed in 1938 and removed in the mid-2000s.