The individual ovens are skinny to allow even and fast heating of the whole interior. Numbers are cut into signs because no paint could withstand the heat or corrosive emissions from the coking process.
A bank of vertical filing cabinets, probably dating to National Guard days.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
I wanted to see the third floor to get a better view, but the third floor had already been demolished. The old walls had cascaded down the staircases. This building is gone, now, as you can expect.
It is unclear whether this area was for coal dumping or ore dumping, though the huge dents in the steel plating suggests the latter.
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.
One of the machines left over in the underground magnetic separation plant.
Carvings on the back of a barracks building.
On the ground floor of the main factory there seems to be only one chair left.
A vintage X-Ray machine in the oldest section of the hospital.