Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit.
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.
For some time, Purina ran a feed service out of the elevator. Inside and outside were signs of its past presence.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
Looking up at the LEMP malting plant elevator. Look at that BRICKWORK!
Looking at the ghost sign from a rust-locked cement conveyor that linked the silos with a packing warehouse.
One of the old cooperage buildings is largely unchanged from when it was built. The raised section of the building houses a crane.