Past the underground repair shop is this cliffside adit.
In case one forgot… mounted behind the appropriate valves. Who hasn’t memorized the appropriate valve positions?
This elevator was built in 1922 and was used until the passing rails were removed in the mid-1970s.
Play on, Hunter. (Two keys worked on this thing.)
The roof had structures bigger than most buildings in South Bend.
Like many mill-style buildings of the time, the Twohy’s loading doors (in this case, the delivery wagon doors) opened to an elevator shaft. This design cut down on loading time, as long as the elevator was operational. Of course, if it was otherwise occupied, there could be no traffic through the exterior doors!
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
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.