The generator room was state of the art when it was installed, allowing the complex to use motors and electric lighting ahead of its competitors.
The women’s ward had a player piano in it, likely a donation.
Scrappers tried to take this steel pulley out of Fisher, but it proved too heavy.
The ’59’ is just a reference to that work station. Unfortunately the scrappers beat me to this machine–there was not much left besides the 2-ton shell and this control panel.
Looking across the catwalk behind the ore chutes, when they were up, and at the top of the ore chutes during loading.
A rusting disconnect gangway. The smokestack is for a boiler, if I recall.
When the factory’s production line was up for auction, many parts were removed, crated and labeled with big painted numbers to ease their removal by buyers. Not everything sold, however, so not one dark corner of the factory seems without a pile of dislocated industrial junk.
The ADM Quality Assurance Labs haven’t changed much, except for that it has become a common home for the homeless.