I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.
Delmar #4 is like two elevators in one, in capacity and design.
Boards on the window are like rings on a tree, if you know how to read abandonments.
The first 800 or so feet of the tunnel is finished with reinforced concrete. The test is raw stone. This is the spot where it switches. Side note: nailing this shot on film is one of my proudest light-painted moments.
A different kind of tree fort.
This picture tells half the story about the size of half of the complex. For Port Arthur, it’s average, but this would be a fantastically large elevator if it were anywhere else!