Gary Methodist was a filmset for Transformers 3 in 2010.
This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
Note the severed skyway–that led to a set of grain elevators that have since been demolished.
An employee lunchroom with every door and window covered in vented steel.
2006. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2015 shot.
The sidewalks are littered with rocks.
Artifacts from the days this was a furniture factory and warehouse.
The small door leads to the offices, the large door leads to the shop. My back at this time is to the corrugated steel wall. At the time I wondered why there was just one steel wall, not knowing that 40 years before there was another spot for an engine here. This section of the roundhouse has become a sort of town dump–car seats, cans of paint and tires are piled into its corners.
The beacon was installed in 1938 and removed in the mid-2000s.