This floor of the workhouse had corkscrew conveyors–big augers–in the floor to move material around. Most of the walls that were metal were missing, leaving the concrete structure and open doors.
This spiral staircase isn’t doing Lemp much good–maybe they’ll let me have it! I do love, though, that there is a door going to it–without walls–and it ascends to a second floor that doesn’t exactly exist anymore.
Group showers in the basement. Most children lived here 10 months out of the year, though some remained year-round.
As photographed from a cement piling for Slip #3 poured in 1935, disconnected from land by erosion. How do I know the date? A pair of steamship engineers carved their initials and ranks into the wet cement!
A side door for the shop area with ivy crawling toward it.
Gary Methodist was a filmset for Transformers 3 in 2010.
This dock goes between loading bays (see glass brick walls) and the railroad.
The wings of the church had a lot more water damage than the rest. The organ on the balcony was in decent condition when I arrived.
The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.