Another perfect Indianan sunset alights like a bird on the tops of the vent houses and tree-packed smokestacks.
Looking down at the Port Arthur Ore Dock from Manitoba Pool Elevator #3. The conveyor belts are gone and King Elevator is in the far distance.
The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN.
One evening I spent an hour lighting tea candles through the tunnels below the elevator. It was a magical transformation.
Much of the signage in the mill was hand-drawn.
A few from atop the steam gauges along the western wall. The turbines were scrapped quickly after the plant closed, it seemed.
In the upper left of the image you can see where the gas tanks used to be, along with the concentration equipment. Along the bottom you can also see some of the many railroad tracks coming and going from the plant–the ones visible here were incoming tracks that carried in hard coal from the eastern US.
There were bins with hundreds of spools in them in the basement.
One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly.