Old Shafthouse Staircase Wide stairs between the ground, the mine shaft, and the dry house. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, graffiti, staircases, windows... The steel awning and its elegant staircase are one of my favorite features near the old carpentry shop. The gymnasium-theater is in the background. I wonder what this guy is thinking, walking through the complex. Some of the earlier buildings were dressed up with brick facades. Where the drain changes shape from round concrete to arched brick. Inside this small iron clad mine is a couch and some clothes. It seems that for a short while, someone was living inside of it… The pipes above sprayed water onto the hot coke. The steam plant could be vertically traversed with this one-man belt driven elevator. Molten copper pouring being a very dangerous thing to do by hand, this scale measured the load for the “Auto Caster” that actually formed the cooling copper in its molds. 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.