New Brewhouse Stairs A close-up look at the distressed, but beautiful, staircase in the brewhouse. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: peeling-paint, staircases... The entrance to the cafeteria when I first saw it (around 2004) still had coats on the hanger. Now the walls aren’t even white anymore because water has removed all the latex paint. Another ruined spiral staircase in the mill. The aft lifeboat survived auction, although now all it holds is an emergency ladder to help men who’ve fallen overboard get on deck. Artifacts from the days this was a furniture factory and warehouse. Cauterized wounds on the factory floor, where the middle of the newer mill opens up to allow massive equipment. Now the pipes are cut and the equipment is gone. In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters. As my friend Jonathan would say, “on a human scale.” “What’s that diamond thingy on the Pilot House?” you ask? It’s a 1920s-era radio transmission direction finder, a pre-radar navigation aid. Lit with diffused flash. Offices above the labs. Note all the air handling equipment. I love the utilitarian design.