I am not sure, but I think this section was a storehouse; it has two ramps that connect the rail yard outside and the blacksmith shop. On all of the historic doors that face that part of the yard, signs caution workers to look out for cars…
The top floor of the condemned Russell Miller mill “B”, which would have housed sets of powerful electric motors to power the plant’s dust collectors and grain purifiers.
Wood brick floors reduced noise and vibration, making the work environment safer and keeping the superstructure intact. Too bad people like to pile these up and set them on fire on the weekends. With 3.5 million sqft, though, it’s not exactly running out…
Sluice tables stretch into the darkness.
Where the bricks jumped and wood followed, water runs amok.
This mean-looking thing had a purpose, probably, but that function has been lost to decades of expansion.
Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River.
The front of the power plant (right), the distillery itself (center), and the regaling house (left).
A 24-hour clock that reeks of the 1970s. A ladder stenciled “LTV”–the failed steel company that built this dock. There is more, if you look closer.