The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
Chutes connect the bottoms of the silos to a conveyor belt.
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
She’s a charmer.
Looking through the old brewhouse toward the Keg Wash House.
Behind the barge unloader (a Webster for those grain tech nerds out here) that used to extract grain from docked boats. The ladders are fun to climb, even though they get warped and wavy in places. High in the elevator would have been a crane engine that would lift the unloader, packed with a bucket conveyor, while workers would manipulate the direction of the spout with ropes manually. The buckets would rotate, scraping and elevating the grain into the silos above. It’s a rare piece of equipment for the Great Lakes.
The steel sea leg is so heavy it requires a huge counterweight that travels the height of the elevator.
Looking toward the Female Infirmary Ward from the long, glass, Conservatory hallway.