The grain-centric buildings had automatic fire doors.
An iron gate separates vaults below the barracks.
A different kind of tree fort.
This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
Another. Planet. Coal crushers and the coke loading line.
Watching the sun set behind downtown Detroit is my favorite memory from the building.
I wonder if these windows were bricked after the 1950 explosion with the hopes that, if another silos blew, the people in this office would be better protected.
I wanted to see the third floor to get a better view, but the third floor had already been demolished. The old walls had cascaded down the staircases. This building is gone, now, as you can expect.