There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions.
From the street, it’s clear that almost every window and door had boards over it, but not every building had a roof. Silly priorities.
An Old Crow warehouse, formerly federally controlled, near Old Taylor Distillery.
The main buildings were mostly interconnected and in good condition. The dry air helps to preserve the wooden structures.
Almost all of the doors and windows on the ground floor have been boarded, leaving the ground level very dark.
It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon.
At the top of the Head Frame, over the silo, a space is hollowed-out for ore cars to dump their load before going back underground in search of copper.
Between the ice chute and the back of the north section of the cellars, a little pillar shows where a room used to be. The ceiling’s disintegration has since filled the space, which seems to be the last point of expansion in the cave–this was last carved in the mid-1840s.