Small rooms in the basement of the asylum were seemingly too tiny to be used, even for storage.
This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
A big sign marks where the elevated walkway is severed where Dock 2 used to meet Dock 3, now gone.
Although most of the buildings were open and empty, a few carried signs.
Shelves in in the coloring department, where hundreds of different mixer lids are splashed with hardened glass dyes. Color thanks to a yellow-tinted skylight.
There is a cool old air compressor in the corner of the powerhouse.
From my archives–the NorShor as an innocent gentleman’s club, called ‘the NorShor Experience’.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.