Kate stands on top of the tailings pile that added some usable land to the side of the gulch. Somewhere nearby is the buried Santiago Tunnel.
Chris an his Nikon F2
While the maps name this the compressor house, I believe, based on its size and number of heavy machine mounts, that it also housed the pumps to drain the mine.
The lower door is where the rocket exhaust would flow into the blast pit during initial launch. The upper doors would vent the rocket so the erector and other equipment in the building would not be (as) damaged.
The largest extant structure when I visited.
Looking at the top of the Washburn Crosby elevator from a mirrored window in the Guthrie Theater.
I’ll remember the neon glow fondly.
I love these heavy rolling doors in the old tobacco processing building.
Note the tiled floor between the bucket conveyors and an old mill.