The St. Louis County Sheriff constantly patrols the property looking for trespassers.
Aluminum spools replaced their wooden counterparts, later in the factory’s history.
The bottom of the tailings boom is rotten. In days when the dredge, floated, gangways connected it to shore, it seemed. You can see the size of the pontoons under the boat here.
The end of the monorail in the nitrating house.
This wheel scoops the washings from the sluice room and places it on the tailings conveyor.
In the nitrating house.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
Where the trees are sprouting–below the skyways and criss-crossing pipes–are two sets of railroad tracks that turned through this narrow alleyway through the middle of the production line to drop off raw materials and pick up finished product.
Outside the Chateau, where the fuel oil tank blocks the chapel.