The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
A matrix panorama of the brewhouse staircase, post-scrapping. So pretty…
A pipe bracket seems to have rusted off of the ceiling.
This is one of the biggest warps I’ve ever found in a wooden factory floor hasn’t broken yet. When you stand on it, it make a very loud popping sound as the boards shift. The poster on the pillar near the left side of the frame advertises recreational boating, presumably to the factory workers who left this floor in the early 1980s.
The head distiller could walk out of their office to this balcony and overlook the whole fermentation process in a glance.
My friends know that redheads are my greatest weakness.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
On the top floor of one of the old wards, the slanted roofline makes the this group room more claustrophobic. Portra 160.
A multi-family home with an attic bedroom. The staircase was unstable, to say the least.