A staircase threads between the top floor and the sluices, which are in the middle of the dredge-mill.
Above my head while taking this picture was the seal of the Department of the Interior.
Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River.
These stairs connected some small main-level offices with one of the main sewing rooms above. Because the roof on this building was strong, it was pretty well preserved–look at those colors. Through the open fire door on the left, though, you can see that the roof has given out.
Workers would undoubtedly prefer to use the belt manlift on the right.
I am not sure what caused the discoloration, but two of the walls near the door to the machine shop are stained yellow-red. I assume this had to do with the walls in relation to blowing piles of iron ore, and that the walls have been partly infused with iron oxide. Any other ideas?
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.
Looking up from the ground floor at the various levels of the sugar mill.
Two windows above the slate Grand Staircase reflect let a little blue sky skip off the black.