In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
Looking out upon Mill City through the lens of FLOUR, highlighted in pink and low clouds. This sign has recently been converted into LED lighting.
An old name for an older elevator, as seen from an abandoned rail spur.
The great entrance to the Service Building shows the detail once present in the old hospital.
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Looking into the tunnel system from below the Women’s Ward. The tunnels were used mostly by staff to move food and laundry.
Looking through the dark door at Shaft 3, when my naked eyes could only make out a staircase lit dimly from above.
One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago.
Workers in the basement tunnels had to communicate with the workhouse operators 100 feet above and vice versa. Alarms and bells were installed to signal trouble over the sound of the elevator machinery.