Thanks to the demolition (I’ll never say that again), the inner structure of the bins are revealed. So much wood!
Chains connected hooked baskets and lockers to hoist up clothes and helmets when they were above ground. Whether wet with sweat or dry street clothes, the system worked to unclutter lockers and maintain air circulation around subterranean uniforms.
This miner locker room has probably never been so clean.
“The fresh snow mixed indistinguishably from the ashes of the half-demolished power plant.”
Parts lockers on the top floor of the power plant.
From the roof of the Clemens House, looking toward downtown St. Louis.
I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short.
If you look closely, you can see the rain dropping into the building. This is the part of the chapel with the collapsed roof–not the carvings on the choir loft.