These concrete blocks were formed to be solid mounts for machinery. All the metal was scrapped in the late 1990s, leaving these modern ruins. Seagulls love them.
These stairs connected some small main-level offices with one of the main sewing rooms above. Because the roof on this building was strong, it was pretty well preserved–look at those colors. Through the open fire door on the left, though, you can see that the roof has given out.
Call me angsty, but I like it. Found in the Auxiliary Hospital.
This was the exterior wall of the roundhouse; engines would have entered on the other side and machinery would line this side, hence the big windows for natural light.
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.
The roof has been replaced since this was taken. Hopefully, that will stem the water damage.
My favorite shot of the 17-story Art Deco office tower attached to the train station.
Shuttered windows on the side of one of the collapsing bonded warehouses.
Frontenac’s shaft house is well preserved, compared to all other around it. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100