A storm passes over BOMARC’s center row of launch buildings. You can clearly see the tracks on which the roof would retract for launch.
The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.
The gothic landing between balcony and classroom level and the ground floor.
Gloves hang in the basement of the former quality assurance labs.
The hospital is so self art deco that it seems like a film set!
The layout and design of the buildings reminded me strongly of a brewery or distillery. To the right you can see some of the retrofits by the first lumber company to buy the buildings, in the 1970s.
The zebras had the right idea when they saw the pink beds–run.
The sun sets in front of a huge concrete building—about four times the size of the power plant. Probably a corn storage bin from an ethanol operation that ran here in the 1980s.
A romance novel left by some worker–lunch break reading–now sits under a grease stick.