Often the quickest way to move between buildings was to take the roof. The inside of the complex was so maze-like, I don’t know how I would have found my way around.
Looking from the main shop into the boiler shop, one of three attached buildings that specialized in certain repairs. One thing that architectural photographers have to work with is an elongated “magic hour” with ideal shadowing and coloring–this photo is a result of that lighting.
The cold air collided with the sun-warmed water on the floor, filling the ground floor of the Keg House with thick fog…
Although the floors are pretty warped, I can’t imagine one could do many tricks off of them.
Call me angsty, but I like it. Found in the Auxiliary Hospital.
I like to imagine this as an old-timey radio microphone.
A panorama of the Shipping/Receiving building on the northeast end of the block. In the old days this would be facing the ‘Dry Dock Hotel’, a boarding house owned by the company, presumably for the use of the men having their boats repaired here.
The St. Louis County Sheriff constantly patrols the property looking for trespassers.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.