2013. A perfect summer day meets a beautiful old roundhouse on the edge of town.
This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
The white mark allowed for a manual RPM check on this big steel flywheel on the ground floor. Note how dark the bottom level of the mills is—that’s because all of the equipment is blocking out the light.
Looking at the boarded exterior of the newer area of the orphanage from its 1914 section.
A ruined platform on the railyard platform side of the warehouse.
The top floor of the Dominion Elevator. Acros 100 on 120.
Outbuildings near the perimeter fence. Beyond is all ranch land.
Below the main stage are some of the older (I will guess 1940s) theater seats, along with an assortment of old screens.