Detail view of one of the fermenting tanks, still set-up for the distillery tours that no doubt took place when there last were such things. Nevertheless, the capacity of this tank multiplied across these all over the distillery floor really shows the power this company once had.
Most of the gauges on the control panels were broken.
Days after the long-flooded basement was pumped out. Note the water lines!
The newer tunnels were fitted with these fluorescent lights, although some skylights (block glass embedded in skywalks) let in some natural light during the day.
Part of the grain dust venting system, dislodged from its place above the dumping hatches under the grain cribs.
A volcano (?) under a window.
This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
The end of the new elevator. Line of bird droppings follow the fire sprinkler pipes and wires in the room.
A furnace control panel, cut off its subordinate before the plant closed, no doubt to be replaced. I like this shot because it shows that many of the smaller machines were engineered by the plant itself.