The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
Paperwork litters the floors of the zinc mine offices.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.
A custom ladder to cross conveyor belts on the work floor.
So much relies on one thing stacked on top of another thing.
The ice reflects the blue sky on the rust. The sunset blasts through the concrete pillars holding it all up.
Demolition following the arson of the Administration Building.
One of the few man-sized exterior doors, seemingly with an original frame. Classic arching and beautiful textures–every inch of wall had me drooling. If this engine house was in a metropolitan area, it would have been turned into a $10 million white collar office suite ten years ago.
The side of the maintenance shops, still home to several disassembled electric carts.