Workers in the basement tunnels had to communicate with the workhouse operators 100 feet above and vice versa. Alarms and bells were installed to signal trouble over the sound of the elevator machinery.
This was a living space for the keepers during storms, when it was too dangerous to return to the houses on the point.
When it became “Hyde Park Hospital”, this portico was added onto the front.
Harris Machinery rests under snow on the left. Two explorers enjoy the view.
In case power was lost, this manual signal could direct trains on and off the taconite trestle. Turning the pole would change the color of the light on top and the shape of the metal flags.
Looking down a manlift on the ore dock side of the elevator. It’s a belt-less belt-o-vator!
Ladders crawl the back of the signs. Graffiti writers’ right of passage.
A string of vehicles have found death at Packard recently. Usually they are simply driving up ramps and pushed off the rooftops, but this one seemed destined for a worse fate. Found in the far corner of the far building.
It’s a straight view from the projection booth to the stage, but hell of a walk. At a fast pace, I think it would take 10 minutes to walk from this spot to the chair. Behind the curtains is a big white screen, so the theatre could be used for either stagework or moving pictures. The two projectors are set up for 3D movies right now–hence the little switch below the window–a Polaroid 3D synchronizer. Cool, huh?
With the maintenance door open you can see the buckets on in the vertical conveyor.