The headquarters for the plant was in the middle of it. It’s abandoned but well preserved–a strange sight in Gary, Indiana.
An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.
Solvent pumping buildings, designed to explode upwards rather than outwards in an emergency, are forgotten near the milkweed.
One of the cupola air intakes, rattled loose by the demolition downstairs, hangs stranded on the second floor. You can see that the floor I’m standing on in this picture used to extend all the way to the right wall. The blue paint on the wall made the climb absolutely worth it.
2007. Exterior of Chapel.
Wind-battered catwalk lights between the shaft house and headframe/rockhouse building.
When it was convenient, the sugar company would pull equipment, even pipes, from one mill for another.
Zachary Taylor’s very own Scottish castle, spring-side in the Kentucky backcountry. Boarded and waiting, but in surprisingly good condition, considering the decades. I especially love the tower on the right side of the frame.
The old movie theatre sign was sitting right inside the sealed front doors.