This is one of the biggest warps I’ve ever found in a wooden factory floor hasn’t broken yet. When you stand on it, it make a very loud popping sound as the boards shift. The poster on the pillar near the left side of the frame advertises recreational boating, presumably to the factory workers who left this floor in the early 1980s.
This building cleaned the barrels that transported ingredients through the plant.
Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit.
While the maps name this the compressor house, I believe, based on its size and number of heavy machine mounts, that it also housed the pumps to drain the mine.
At sunset the light skips from puddle to stagnant puddle across the whole foundry room, playing with the classic sawtooth roof with half-hearted shadows.
The substation has definite structural issues. Pictured is the sidewalk that connected the plant to the company housing.
A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937.
One of the storage bunkers was cracked open. I wonder how effective this heavy door would actually be… I expect, not very.
The beacon was installed in 1938 and removed in the mid-2000s.