In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
I couldn’t help but include this ghost sign for a demolished motel…
A high-ceilinged room where kegs would be delivered for cleaning, before they were refilled with fresh booze.
One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
A closeup of the finely-carved seats in the house, presumably original to the Sattler. There are not too many of these in this kind of condition. If you have a better name for this figure than Cordelia, leave a comment.
I like the fading stencil paint.
Officers got houses and the honor of living near other officers. They call it Officer’s Row.
This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
The portal facing Taconite Harbor (at a healthy distance) is mostly closed. Some kids put bullet holes in it. Shooting down a long tunnel is extremely dangerous, and you should not do it, obviously. Mamiya 6/Portra 160