The bricks are decaying at different rates at this corner, making it especially colorful.
Aluminum spools replaced their wooden counterparts, later in the factory’s history.
The front door to the auditorium.
Looking down the walkway that traces the bottom side of the ore dock.
The shaft house, where hydraulic steel doors allowed or denied entry into the mine shaft. Overhead is a light and alarm. If it sounds, the mine is being evacuated, and you best not go in and best stay the hell out of the way. Locals dump tires here, now.
A switch for the yard engines, now on the edge of the property where nobody will find it.
An ad hoc scrawl remembers some long-done project.
This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
A wounded flour mill, muscled into the corner to keep out of the way.