Because Oshkosh is close to Green Bay, the Packers are very popular there. Everywhere in the plant there were traces of ‘Cheese Head’ culture.
The steel awning and its elegant staircase are one of my favorite features near the old carpentry shop. The gymnasium-theater is in the background.
The turned rail was to prevent runaway cars from going over the end of the dock and into the lake.
On the second floor of the kettle building where corn mash was boiled, holes where tanks once sat were everywhere.
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.
The top of the grain handler of Ogilvie’s. The flagpole serves as a lightning rod. In fact, I would not be surprised if that was its primary purpose.
A retrofitted dust collector stands out from the geometry of the roofline.
The city has taken steps to prevent the curious and the desperate from going into the elevators, including piling rocks against the doors and windows.
When it was convenient, the sugar company would pull equipment, even pipes, from one mill for another.