Stoker Notes In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985. Similar Images ...based on the tags: boilers, carvings, graffiti, numbers, wooden, worker-graffiti... The tops of the coke stoves. On the National Mine property are two shafts, both serving the same workings. This one seems to have gotten some upgrades in the 1960s, judging from the condition of the metal. A sign of where man met machine. The grand staircase with little balconies leaning over it. All the stone stairs are broken and graffiti marks every wall. A rooftop scene. Furnace #7, as seen from #6’s catwalks. Cue morning fog. To the right is the spiral staircase. This building had a definite “floor problem”. Platforms and abandoned outbuildings, as seen in 2005. A splash of pink across an otherwise boring sign caught my eye in the old elevator.