This mean-looking thing had a purpose, probably, but that function has been lost to decades of expansion.
Where workers would sign documents and collect their pay.
A stencil instructs the first and third shifts to ask security for access. Security was out during all my visits, except one mishap where a strung-out local chased me with a truck. Having spent a decade exploring the U.P., I was not caught off guard.
I like this picture because it shows some of the only unbroken windows at Packard.
The powerhouse was notably older than the rest of the complex. I’m still not sure if it was build just for the cooperage, or whether it preceded it.
This ruined skyway looks like it should be at ground level because of the growth, but it’s actually the second floor of the building.
Raab strolling where the coal and ore would be dumped by trains that traveled along the top of the concrete pilings.