A furnace control panel, cut off its subordinate before the plant closed, no doubt to be replaced. I like this shot because it shows that many of the smaller machines were engineered by the plant itself.
Demolition crews got a taste of this 5-story power plant and decided to take a month-long smoke break. Here’s the bite.
An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
A fireproof room in the basement, perhaps for ammunition storage at one time.
I assume this sign used to sit near the highway that snakes around the mine and town.
Levers and indicators to control and track the path of mine cars moving up and down the mine shaft. Note the mine depth indicators would trace paper… this is because the steel cables stretch out over time, so the line length changes with the years.
A board to track which miners are underground. Low tech, but very effective.
The powered lime hopper had a lot of levels.
That floor isn’t dirt–it’s old rotting grain that’s formed into a sort of moldy mud.
Since the foundry went cold, I decided to turn down my color temperature… In the background, a chart showing graphite dispersion is one of the few artifacts left on the foundry floor.