Looking from the main shop into the boiler shop, one of three attached buildings that specialized in certain repairs. One thing that architectural photographers have to work with is an elongated “magic hour” with ideal shadowing and coloring–this photo is a result of that lighting.
A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.
Designed by Taylor himself, the spring house was the site of many parties in its day. You can imagine sipping fresh-tapped whiskey here with your Sunday clothes with soft music and the sounds of the river mixing in the background. Note the key-hole-shaped spring hole.
I like the fading stencil paint.
The left cave is the largest of the three, and shows the most evidence of expansion.
The quenching water was reused over and over.
The stairs that connect the breakwater and light station (Leica M6/Kodak Ektar).
An impressive message for graffiti in a Detroit warehouse, but then again look at these steam pumps. Over-built and under-appreciated.
The grand staircase with little balconies leaning over it. All the stone stairs are broken and graffiti marks every wall.