On the second floor of the kettle building where corn mash was boiled, holes where tanks once sat were everywhere.
A broken scale in Isabella A, next to an old wood stove.
A high-voltage tunnel sheathed in concrete dips below ground near a shell packing building that now stores fireworks.
Scrappers tried to take this steel pulley out of Fisher, but it proved too heavy.
The Clipper was one of the most popular Packards, but its production was cut short by WWII. Had they produced the car instead of Rolls Royce plane engines I imagine there would might be driving a Packard today, rather than a Ford.
Ducking the steam lines overhead between the mixers and compressors, a water tower says “good morning,” right past the slack power lines. This is the sleepy uptown of the war city.
Without their walls these Solvent Recovery Line buildings look like blast walls. Their concrete inner structures were part of the design so if there was an explosion inside it would ‘blow out’ with a puff instead of a bang. Now most of these are demolished or overgrown.
Little crosses on the side of the church, near a broken window.
A look straight down into the chutes were taconite pellets would dump into the dock hoppers. Rebar was a safety measure to keep workers from being buried alive, were they to slip into the holes.