I wanted to see the third floor to get a better view, but the third floor had already been demolished. The old walls had cascaded down the staircases. This building is gone, now, as you can expect.
Iron lions in the doctor’s apartment guard the way to the dining room.
These steam powered pumps were integral to the cooling of the meat packing plant next door.
Lockers for the boiler room workers.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
A side view of the floatation level. I found it interesting that there were little ladders and staircases in the mill to help workers get around–this place was not as shoddy as other mills I’ve seen.
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.
The only thing that signals that this was an office building, rather than another production floor, is the small amount of wood paneling that remains.
Standing where the Standard Oil’s boiler used to sit; the coal room is on the right, and would have been filled from trackside.