The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
One of the cupola air intakes, rattled loose by the demolition downstairs, hangs stranded on the second floor. You can see that the floor I’m standing on in this picture used to extend all the way to the right wall. The blue paint on the wall made the climb absolutely worth it.
A shipment board for customers that may or may not exist anymore. Let’s assume any of the products made here are probably on backorder.
The great stenciled number on this chute caught my eye.
This building is now being used to grow fish.
The State School stage, taken as it was getting scrapped.
Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured.