In what Studebaker called the ‘Materials Building’ are these giant concrete bins of fine molding sand, there for casting metal parts using the molten metal from the adjoining building. On the far left side there is a train track and once upon a time a gantry crane traced the room under the roof
A Merrill Piano from Boston, in the Recreation Room of the Front Dorm.
A flooded assembly line.
The layout and design of the buildings reminded me strongly of a brewery or distillery. To the right you can see some of the retrofits by the first lumber company to buy the buildings, in the 1970s.
A closeup of a soon-to-be-scrapped crane pulley.
There were a few large houses on the Old Crow property where employees would live. The glen had little housing.
The parking lot is in better condition than most of the complex. The left building is the lab.
It’s not a good sign when you can see the chimney through the roof.
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.