This elevator was built in 1922 and was used until the passing rails were removed in the mid-1970s.
Where equipment was scrapped.
Like many mill-style buildings of the time, the Twohy’s loading doors (in this case, the delivery wagon doors) opened to an elevator shaft. This design cut down on loading time, as long as the elevator was operational. Of course, if it was otherwise occupied, there could be no traffic through the exterior doors!
A calendar and comic strip decorate the current pattern shelf in the building which was a coffin factory.
Looking at the headframe for Shaft 3 from the tower for Shaft 1. Below is the roof of the Dry House. It was hard to remind myself that these building have been abandoned longer than I’ve been alive.
This building was 99 years old when it was demolished for the coal mine.
The basement held a makeshift chapel.
The Sun Rooms, or Common Rooms, reminded me of the Panopitcon turned inside-out.