The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.
The classic Solvay shot. Everyone has it.
A place to turn mine carts into different areas of the shops.
…a little close for comfort.
Wide stairs between the ground, the mine shaft, and the dry house.
A broken signal light that would indicate to incoming engineers and brakemen the status of the dock deck. The streetlight-style lighting is a retrofit; originally the top of the dock would be lit by strings of lights suspended by towers on each side of the deck… a poor system according to the workers at Allouez who had the same lights.
Squinting from the top floor through the skyway, one can feel small, like they’re in a heavy industrial dollhouse.
Rubber dock boots still sits under the desk in the dock office, near keys to rusted locks and files of fired employees.
Rain and snow has gutted a third of the building. From the ground floor, I could see the sky in some places.