When a big motor rusted free of its ceiling mount, it smashed onto this workbench.
There are so many pipes i the factory–I wonder how many people knew where they all went, in the days these machines operated at capacity.
The workshop sat below the main working floor and had serious power going to it.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
Either the company was pulling parts from this evaporator to use as parts for other plants, or the last thing the workers did was to get this machine ready for the next campaign. Either way, plans changed.
Before it was demolished, there was one good staircase the led to the middle of the dock. Trees grew from it.
The skyway in the bottom of the picture is now gone.
The wings of the church had a lot more water damage than the rest. The organ on the balcony was in decent condition when I arrived.