The building on the right was where parts not assembled onto vehicles would be set in crates for shipment.
Records of dead machines rot on the accounting office floor.
The remains of the surgical suite.
A heavy steel rail door to help funnel explosions upward, rather than outward.
Allouez had already suffered one major fire. It didn’t need another–especially under Dock 1’s wooden approach.
Workers in the basement tunnels had to communicate with the workhouse operators 100 feet above and vice versa. Alarms and bells were installed to signal trouble over the sound of the elevator machinery.
This skyway, built to help seal off two parts of the complex during an out of control fire, was probably too rotten to burn by the time I saw it.
“Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and historian.
Spring melt flows down the rusty rock house. In the background is the frame for the shaft.