In some places in the mine shops, you can still make out narrow gauge track in the floors.
Looking through the boards of the boarded windows.
The left building is active, the right building is not, though both were built as Wilson Bros buildings. The skyway was rough, inside and out, but I liked the small gate in the bottom of it–it reminded me of a castle. Skyways like these were a fireproofing measure.
I love the big old industrial windows.
Looking above the altar.
The headquarters for the plant was in the middle of it. It’s abandoned but well preserved–a strange sight in Gary, Indiana.
The clock, which was sold after Amtrak dumped the building, was returned to the Waiting Room in 2005.
Looking into the tunnel system from below the Women’s Ward. The tunnels were used mostly by staff to move food and laundry.
The whole smelter ran on gravity… elevating the various raw materials and working with them until at the bottom of the furnace, copper poured out.