This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
Don’t know what’s heavier… the bricks or shadows.
Halfway up the coal conveyor, covered in coal dust… black streaks of snot. Starting to get good.
In a now-demolished building, a skylight begins to separate.
Before each warhead was crated, it was inspected.
The bathtub fell into the basement, ala The Miller’s Tale. That’s right. Chaucer.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
Looking out from what little remains of the second floor at the poor house, which was in terrible condition. No roof and no floors. Soon to be ruins.
A little sheet metal box somehow made it back home.