Exploring Dock 4 was a very different experience, since it was almost all metal.
The scale of the grain hoppers helps tell the story of how large Hamm’s was in its day.
One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this.
In the ward for the criminally insane, this door was the most-worn. Nail scratches mark the area around the peep hole, the wood is gouged everywhere from thrown chairs and hard kicks, and a ominous blood-colored stain is visible where it dripped in the second inset from the bottom. Aside from the damage, the coloring in this section was very vibrant, though it was probably little reprieve for those who had to work here.
A ‘Hot Metal Car’ that would transport molten steel across the ‘Hot Metal Bridge’ from the furnaces to the mills.
In the bottom of a creek, an antique children’s wheelchair is buried in grass, where someone threw it. Wooden leg braces suggest this dates to the 1950s.
A wide view (15mm) of the shadow 4B is casting on 4A. Light leaks because of cheap camera.
Shoes and booze, backstage.
A bumper sticker with the usual tagline. Note the detail on the radiator!