Sunset came fast, and when the good light died inside the Industrial Loft, I walked around the back to find the whole complex glowing.
The conveyorway between the on-site grain elevator and mill.
Energy conserving window plastic does no good when the doors are all open and the heat’s off.
Looking at the rear of the mill, through dead vines and barbed wire.
The Clipper was one of the most popular Packards, but its production was cut short by WWII. Had they produced the car instead of Rolls Royce plane engines I imagine there would might be driving a Packard today, rather than a Ford.
A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.
The stone chapel sits beside the main house and received a particularly heavy dose of gothic architectural touches.
A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.
The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.