Nordberg Hoist The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, bolts, greasy, grimy, machinery, pulleys, shadows... This is a great example of a combination rock house; the silos below used to fill trains with ore dropped from mine cars pulled to the top of the structure. A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways. The old crane swung on windier days over the Worthington Steam Pump. This is probably last used to disassemble the antique generators, which are all now gone. Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today. Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines. An impressive message for graffiti in a Detroit warehouse, but then again look at these steam pumps. Over-built and under-appreciated. I found a face. A Kiva is an underground, or partly underground, chamber for ceremonies. The playground used to be near the school which is now in ruins.