It seemed the only way to get a view of the room was to climb above the mounds of rotting donations, now not even fit to burn.
The smokestack for the sintering plant included a big blower room, to launch the fumes into the atmosphere and away from the town. What could go wrong?
At an abandoned train repair shop.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
Even with a hundred people parked in front of the lakeside relic, it was invisible.
I never knew that all those elementary school balance bar exercises were for a very serious purpose: not falling to one’s death in the event they uncover lost Chicago history.
You can see almost ever level of the factory from this spot.
2005. A skyway connecting two Which tube carried the beer? I hope it’s the big one!
One of Martinsdale’s defunct businesses perpendicular to the depot. Recall that Martinsdale is a T-town.