Office manners dictate that one must tip their file drawer back upright once it is knocked through the wall.
A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated.
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.
The tunnels were full of bricked-up doorways. I wonder how many rooms under there are totally sealed from the outside world…
Installed in 1904 at the center of the plant, this is one of two batteries of boilers. Being in Oshkosh, heat was very important to keeping labor moving in the cold months.
When the ship loaders were added, a doorway was cut through the metal silo to make a room for the grain handling equipment. Note the dust sensor in the corner of the torch-cut archway.
The most pointless, beautiful and nuclear-bomb-proof catwalk I’ve been on to date. It goes between two high levels in its own bottom-lit concrete capsule in the center of the tallest, thickest building. Hang on, we’re riding this one out.
The elevator works on gravity… this is where a conveyor belt was to move the grain toward the main elevator to be loaded into ships.