One of the only remaining pieces of equipment in the distilling room is this green control panel on a bridge suspended in the middle of it all.
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.
A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense.
An orphan culvert and camper, both tossed aside where nobody that will see will care.
The bricks routinely fell from the walls, like seeds falling from trees. On a smaller scale, new walls grew from the floors.
A natural stone floor in Brewery Creek’s upper path has been worn smooth.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
It was as noisy then as it is colorful now…
The moon highlights the contrails over the engine house in the middle of the night. Foreground light painted.