Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured.
One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
Wood brick floors reduced noise and vibration, making the work environment safer and keeping the superstructure intact. Too bad people like to pile these up and set them on fire on the weekends. With 3.5 million sqft, though, it’s not exactly running out…
In the nitrating house.
We mark our world in unexpected ways… this is how patient possessions would be stored during their stay in the old asylum wards. It’s about the size of a shoebox, and this particular drawer has a name where the others do not. Its place reminded me of the hospital cemetery where more than 3,000 are buried and less than 1% of whom are recorded by stone or plaque in their resting place.
No ambiguity here… miners, check in at this office.
Ringling’s church was built in 1914 and sits on a hill over the town.