Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse.
This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly.
Looking down the kiln line from atop the furnaces.
I like to imagine this as fountain.
A colorful makeshift wall.
A street side exposure of the original 1914 section of the orphanage. Turned into black and white to deemphasize all the graffiti across the front steps.
This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.