I never knew that all those elementary school balance bar exercises were for a very serious purpose: not falling to one’s death in the event they uncover lost Chicago history.
No ambiguity here… miners, check in at this office.
One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly.
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
The seminal architectural feature of the old hospital–the parts built by Illinois Central Railroad–was this staircase. Wide and graceful, adorned with paint chips and fire extinguishers, and leading from offices to surgical suites to the cafeteria.
Pipe fittings in little drawers, lit by tea lights.
A better view of the belt system that drives all the machinery in the plant.
Frontenac’s shaft house is well preserved, compared to all other around it. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
Where the drain changes shape from round concrete to arched brick.