I love the ‘hats’ on the top of the SWP-4 headhouse. FP-100C.
Lacy hated playing for people. She wanted to make the piano speak back to her, not make people stare.
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 sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
The roof was in bad shape, but too beautiful to avoid. This is the spot were I used to study medieval Latin.
We know what the ladies’ favorite treats were! Found holding parts on a repair cart.
The pigeons and raccoons have no use for these, so they will sit empty until snow or fire removes them by force.
The powered lime hopper had a lot of levels.
Exploring Dock 4 was a very different experience, since it was almost all metal.