Days after the long-flooded basement was pumped out. Note the water lines!
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 coal extractor swings back and forth, ripping coal from the ground and throwing it on a conveyor belt to be burned a few miles away.
On the middle level of the Poacher House. For a detailed view of the chart see ‘See Reverse’.
A closeup of a soon-to-be-scrapped crane pulley.
There is a cool old air compressor in the corner of the powerhouse.
The giant cog is missing on this machine, which turned a sugar slurry intro crystals. Green-blue stained glass makes the rusty machine glow in aquamarine.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
Installed in 1904 at the center of the plant, this is one of two batteries of boilers. Being in Oshkosh, heat was very important to keeping labor moving in the cold months.