A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937.
A series of interconnected offices that look like they hadn’t been painted in 40 years.
Before there was a row of double rooms on the left and a common room on the right. Now, in a way, it is all one big common room.
Leather shoes in a supply closet. They seem to me men’s shoes.
The ’59’ is just a reference to that work station. Unfortunately the scrappers beat me to this machine–there was not much left besides the 2-ton shell and this control panel.
One of thousands in the complex. Part of a series of photographs where I capture the number “13” in industrial settings.
A stencil instructs the first and third shifts to ask security for access. Security was out during all my visits, except one mishap where a strung-out local chased me with a truck. Having spent a decade exploring the U.P., I was not caught off guard.
To make sure the tourists aren’t scared off, the city painted the side of the elevator with one of its historic names.
In what Studebaker called the ‘Materials Building’ are these giant concrete bins of fine molding sand, there for casting metal parts using the molten metal from the adjoining building. On the far left side there is a train track and once upon a time a gantry crane traced the room under the roof