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.
Behind the grand staircase is this beautifully preserved hallway with medieval-style arches and vivid paint.
One of two projectors, still set to run old 3D flicks.
In this section of the Men’s Ward, sealed by brick from lower floors, the room doors had messages painted in their inside–some motivational, some not. I would be interested to hear if anyone knows the backstory of this section. Lighting is natural; it was just after sunset.
My favorite time to be in the brewery was sunrise. That’s the kind of light that made the brewhouse glow.
The third floor corridor is not so welcoming, as it requires visitors to walk along the support breams without the luxury of a floor. I didn’t mind, but I can’t see the family with young children that was also exploring Noisy doing the same.
The coal water power plant stack accompanied the smell of an arson.
A street side exposure of the original 1914 section of the orphanage. Turned into black and white to deemphasize all the graffiti across the front steps.
The train loading tower (left), and elevators. Check out that giant flagpole/lightning rod.