In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.
Ryan, as seen from the crane ladder.
A sign hanging near the shop office.
Chicago-made fire door.
“Richard Glumac”. Brick Graffiti Series.
This is one of my favorite doorways (yes, I have favorites) for a few reasons: 1.) You can see how the once-arched door has been squared-off for rectangular doors to fit; 2.) you can see one complete historic door and one ruined door, and the chain that used to hold them together before someone kicked-out the security, and; 3.) I like the texture of the bricks and design of the radiators in the room beyond–the blacksmith shop. Just do.
” Joe Sheldon; R.K. ’47-’48”. Brick Graffiti Series.