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.
In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
The stone chapel sits beside the main house and received a particularly heavy dose of gothic architectural touches.
The Wheeler Rec Center was very nice and included gymnasiums and a pool.
A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.
If you look closely, you can see the rain dropping into the building. This is the part of the chapel with the collapsed roof–not the carvings on the choir loft.
Kat’s pretty cool.
The roof could be vented when locomotives were running inside.
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.