The main gate, as seen in 2005. It hasn’t changed much since then.
I’ll remember the neon glow fondly.
The pipes above sprayed water onto the hot coke.
This is an example of the equipment that was originally manufactured at Barcol.
Steel mine hoists, near the place they worked, wait for scrap prices to justify their final removal from Osceola, Michigan.
A look straight down into the chutes were taconite pellets would dump into the dock hoppers. Rebar was a safety measure to keep workers from being buried alive, were they to slip into the holes.
Below Dock 2 is a set of fire pumps.
A mix of brick and stone construction where the stock house meets the cellars. The caves brought well water to the brewery and drained the refuse away, and the various sewer connections are visible here and tell the story of the company’s expansion above.