Part of an ongoing series on found American flags in shuttered factories.
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.
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.
“GREETING FROM BEAUTIFUL GARY–WISH YOU WERE HERE!” My postcard shot.
Inside the towering offices, Firestone-colored staircases connect senseless rows of wood-paneled offices.
Two charmers, I’m sure. This area was a coal pit for the nearby power plant.
The office stairs. Part of Herb’s morning walk.
One of the only modern features aboard was its bow and stern thrusters, which would have helped the Ford a lot, if it was not for the fact that without a working engine, forward motion was impossible. Strangely, even before it was scrapped, it could probably move side to side.
Seven TV sets and not one shows my reflection. I’d also like to point out not two of these are the same.