Tween-Boiler Staircase A snapshot showing the staircase and catwalks in the middle of the boiler room. Similar Images ...based on the tags: staircases... The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN. An old stoker in a power plant that was abandoned long before the mill next to it, by all indications. Sugar mills burned dry beet pulp pellets for fuel. A rare door left on the workhouse. The stairs to the left led down into a flooded basement. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6. Before it was demolished, there was one good staircase the led to the middle of the dock. Trees grew from it. The stairs of this elevator had their landings removed long ago to keep vandals grounded. Another ruined spiral staircase in the mill. As my friend Jonathan would say, “on a human scale.” The curving corridors flanking the Administration Tower are especially ornate, though the prison-like door betrays the real purpose of the building. It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon.