Chains connected hooked baskets and lockers to hoist up clothes and helmets when they were above ground. Whether wet with sweat or dry street clothes, the system worked to unclutter lockers and maintain air circulation around subterranean uniforms.
The entrance to the cafeteria when I first saw it (around 2004) still had coats on the hanger. Now the walls aren’t even white anymore because water has removed all the latex paint.
Ruster at The Pool… employee graffiti about 100 above ground.
The building on the right was where parts not assembled onto vehicles would be set in crates for shipment.
This load of lime seems to have been left right where it was loaded.
The office building was fancy compared to the utilitarian factory behind it. My favorite part was the logo crown.
A panorama of the Shipping/Receiving building on the northeast end of the block. In the old days this would be facing the ‘Dry Dock Hotel’, a boarding house owned by the company, presumably for the use of the men having their boats repaired here.
The main floor of the hospital was crammed with furniture.
Even without the kettles the Hamm’s brewhouse is beautifully lit, ornamented architecturally and begging for photographers to remember it.