An interesting crane in the back of the machine shop. It seems very light duty, so I am not certain what it was used for.
A big sliding fire door opens onto a train dock.
One of the last improvements to this elevator was the addition of a new scale in 1968.
On the top floor of the former casket building is the finishing line for the coating section; on this section the final spray of plastic would hit the wood before a small furnace would seal the plastic permanently to the surface, making it more resilient, I assume.
Looking up to the second floor of the Nitrating House, where cotton would be soaked in nitric acid. These brought cotton into the building.
A dead pigeon that taggers gilded.
I love the big old industrial windows.
This elevator was built in 1922 and was used until the passing rails were removed in the mid-1970s.
This picture tells half the story about the size of half of the complex. For Port Arthur, it’s average, but this would be a fantastically large elevator if it were anywhere else!