The top floor’s old-fashioned hospital ways were too much to pass without a photo or two… with the paint falling off the walls it was as if the building was shedding its skin in an effort to become rejuvenated or useful.
I’m very happy to have caught Marquette before it was completely destroyed. If you’re wondering, it costs about $1,000,000 to demolish and elevator like this, and not that much work for the demo crews.
The layout and design of the buildings reminded me strongly of a brewery or distillery. To the right you can see some of the retrofits by the first lumber company to buy the buildings, in the 1970s.
Who knew that wallpaper could stick to dirt so well?
Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers?
Parts lockers on the top floor of the power plant.
Don’t you love the shape of the house on the right?
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.
A panorama of the dock buildings, before the left one was demolished.