Somewhere there was a hoe left on the ground. Given that we had read articles about photographers being mugged around the abandoned projects, we felt it wouldn’t hurt to carry this around. I am glad we did; it made a great musical drumstick against the warped Wheeler Rec Center floor.
One of the few artifacts left in the chapel section is this old floor buffing machine.
A long exposure of the side of the coke ovens, lit by the nearby streetlights.
A long exposure of the city glow illuminating the roof, highlighting the victorian and gothic influences on the brew house.
Looking at the boarded exterior of the newer area of the orphanage from its 1914 section.
This building seemed like a pump house or compressor house. It was full of empty concrete mounts.
The cupola–the space above the silos–is surprisingly original. The building was too unstable for anyone to scrap it out. Seriously, the floor is a deathtrap.
The first floor of the Industrial Loft building.
A wide view of the poor house. Look at the smokestack and elevator shaft, which show the former roofline.