Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse.
These stairs were probably removed to discourage scrapping and graffiti. Ask me if it worked.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
You can see almost ever level of the factory from this spot.
The roof was in bad shape, but too beautiful to avoid. This is the spot were I used to study medieval Latin.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
Detail view of one of the fermenting tanks, still set-up for the distillery tours that no doubt took place when there last were such things. Nevertheless, the capacity of this tank multiplied across these all over the distillery floor really shows the power this company once had.
From atop a concrete slap that seals the old path of Mine Shaft #3, I loop up into the hoisting room.
Looking through Workhouse A from the top of a silo.