A reminder on the Gilman union board not to buy Coors beer. Read more here: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/coors-boycott-when-beer-can-signaled-your-politics
While the last of the Studebaker production buildings were being demolished, I visited again. Here’s a shot taken shortly after the demolition crew left for the day.
Standing atop the dust collector, the factory breaks down into diverging patterns, processes.
These racks lined many of the floors, although I couldn’t decipher their purpose. Tastes like duotone…
A broken window looking through the First Aid Room and into the Control Room in charge of directing grain into ships. You can see one of the large conveyors on the right, clad in green. Chutes and staircases intertwine seemingly randomly through the big empty spaces.
At night the city lights blast through the broken windows, casting crazy colors through the off-white interior of the mill.
The grand staircase with little balconies leaning over it. All the stone stairs are broken and graffiti marks every wall.
A broken signal light that would indicate to incoming engineers and brakemen the status of the dock deck. The streetlight-style lighting is a retrofit; originally the top of the dock would be lit by strings of lights suspended by towers on each side of the deck… a poor system according to the workers at Allouez who had the same lights.
You can almost make out the concrete chute through the open window. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.