Power Plant An old stoker in a power plant that was abandoned long before the mill next to it, by all indications. Sugar mills burned dry beet pulp pellets for fuel. Similar Images ...based on the tags: boilers, cobwebs, machinery, numbers, rusty, signs, staircases, stokers, turquoise, valves... A self portrait from more than a decade ago. A little catwalk gives access to the most important gauges in the building. Behind them are huge vents and fans. I bet it got steamy in here. There is a cool old air compressor in the corner of the powerhouse. This volume gauge could be read from 30 feet away, which is useful when the control panels and valves are that far away. The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty. Shot on a Pentax 67 in monochrome and toned to match the set. For some time the marquee was lit at night to advertise the fact that the city bought it and planned to apply for credits to repair it. Off the beaten path is this old LTV sign. Now it points to a ghost town and dead dock. The warped floors caught my eye in this room too–a symptom of turning off heat and not patching a leaking roof in the midwest. The guard shack protecting the Nike launch pad.