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... Drawn in fresh concrete about 50 years before I took this picture, and only 2 years after this elevator blew up… The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed. Often the quickest way to move between buildings was to take the roof. The inside of the complex was so maze-like, I don’t know how I would have found my way around. The first floor of the Industrial Loft building. Two bin signs criss-cross in the North Annex. The top floor of the Dominion Elevator. Acros 100 on 120. I like to imagine this as fountain. The tops of the coke stoves. The building on the right was where parts not assembled onto vehicles would be set in crates for shipment.