Since the foundry went cold, I decided to turn down my color temperature… In the background, a chart showing graphite dispersion is one of the few artifacts left on the foundry floor.
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.
It remains unexplained what ‘serious results’ may stem from not reporting an accident, but when labor was cheap and unorganized I doubt anyone asked.
Footprints of houses past; tailings of mines past.
A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.
The main gate, as seen in 2005. It hasn’t changed much since then.
90% of Brach’s looks like this. Concrete walls, mushroom pillars, and water over the floor.
I love the texture of the rust through the decaying yellow paint.
For some time, tugboats were stored next to the elevator.