Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.
The basement held a makeshift chapel.
In the nurses’ dormitories, beds, couches and chairs still sit. It’s unclear whether these are remnants of the homeless shelter in the 80s or the actual nurses.
The gulls wait to eat the next load of spilled grain. Arista 100.
Fire doors separate the buildings.
Park Insurance Agency is no longer in business, nor would you be able to dial that phone number.
Looking out of the wavy stock shop.
Behind the main shaft is this familiar industrial sight… a running count of days since the last injury.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.