On the left is a bathroom, which is why it has the wire mesh over the door; so it could be locked and still be ventilated. On the right side are small double-bed rooms, which still have their heavy wooden doors. More attractive than jail cell doors, but serving the same purpose.
Much of the signage in the mill was hand-drawn.
Germany’s steel mill city.
The second floor in the smaller house, which was a bit smaller than the Head Keeper’s house.
The historic entrance of the mill, alongside the (relatively) new Great Western offices.
An employee lunchroom with every door and window covered in vented steel.
Looking through the an access panel at the hoist room for Shaft No. 3. The cable had long ago been scrapped, along with the motors to drive the pulleys. I still admire the workmanship on the spool’s arching metal shell.
Easier-to-demolish parts of the power plant were torched apart. Catwalks to nowhere meant lots of dead ends.
I like to imagine this as an old-timey radio microphone.