The stage had seen some water damage, but it can (and should) be brought back!
The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.
This rod mill (?) was made in Denver Colorado at a factory now buried by condos. #justdenverthings
The elevator works on gravity… this is where a conveyor belt was to move the grain toward the main elevator to be loaded into ships.
Somewhere there was a hoe left on the ground. Given that we had read articles about photographers being mugged around the abandoned projects, we felt it wouldn’t hurt to carry this around. I am glad we did; it made a great musical drumstick against the warped Wheeler Rec Center floor.
These corner pilings served as bumpers… a little assurance against wind, ice, and new captains.
Noontime light, long criticized for the boring shadows it grants photographers, comes into its own sometimes.
The old movie theatre sign was sitting right inside the sealed front doors.