A vent sitting at the base of one of the crumbling smokestacks.
Below the historic National Guard Armory.
An alarm panel in the powerpplant, now demolished.
The smokestack for the sintering plant included a big blower room, to launch the fumes into the atmosphere and away from the town. What could go wrong?
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.
My first picture at Nopeming, sometime around 2004. The same year that the county stopped mowing the lawn.
A photo from the early 2000s before the conveyors were scrapped.
The small door leads to the offices, the large door leads to the shop. My back at this time is to the corrugated steel wall. At the time I wondered why there was just one steel wall, not knowing that 40 years before there was another spot for an engine here. This section of the roundhouse has become a sort of town dump–car seats, cans of paint and tires are piled into its corners.