The sun was setting outside, highlighting the textures and lines that made the form of the power plant take a fourth dimension–time.
The elevator near the offices seemed a day’s work away from being operational
The coke plant looked more natural through a grimy window.
A furnace control panel, cut off its subordinate before the plant closed, no doubt to be replaced. I like this shot because it shows that many of the smaller machines were engineered by the plant itself.
Power-up to cool down… would have been nice on the hot day I climbed on top of this machine.
Because the shaft is nearly vertical, rocks riding inside shift a lot. To keep them from breaking down the door and raining into the shaft.
On the outside of the steel silos and headhouse is a riveted bulge that does not look like the silos. Inside is this elevator, a rudimentary (read: dangerous) and old (read: dangerous) freight elevator.
The oldest part of this mill had a wooden roof that rotted away long ago. Slowly, rust is dulling the edge on every cog left behind.
The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work.