A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.
A rooftop scene.
Looking into the main workhouse from the skyway into the annex elevator. But who care? Look at the colors!
The top of the annex was bare except for these holes into the silos below.
Looking toward Fort William (Western) Elevator from the top of Superior Elevator. Fort William is bordered on the south and east by this wide, winding railyard. Note the pretty and quaint brick offices of the Western.
Even with a hundred people parked in front of the lakeside relic, it was invisible.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
The elevator tower seems to have been built with expansion of the dock in mind.
This building stood on stilts until it was demolished. The top floor handled radio traffic to boats and trains. The bottom floor had locker rooms, records, and a lunchroom.