Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
Circa-1960s graffiti. Someone got their ass kicked.
The old truck scale sits in the middle of what was Nettleton Avenue Slip.
The oldest part of this mill had a wooden roof that rotted away long ago. Slowly, rust is dulling the edge on every cog left behind.
The entry point for the painting shed on the top floor. Cars would have a few feet in between them before they entered. Separate sheds would prime and add color.
We know what the ladies’ favorite treats were! Found holding parts on a repair cart.
Rivets are sexy, and this old machine has more than a fair share.
A storm passes over BOMARC’s center row of launch buildings. You can clearly see the tracks on which the roof would retract for launch.
Inside a launch building you can see how the roof would split in the middle to allow the rocket to be raised into launch position.