For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
Some sort of materials handling building, judging by the construction.
This “pit” would allow workers to crawl below locomotives to service them.
David Aho, the owner of Mitchell Engine House, poses beside the boiler.
This wide skyway connected two of the inner factory buildings, where parts would have to be transported to keep the operation moving, which is why it is much wider than other bridges in the plant.
Looking into the main workhouse from the skyway into the annex elevator. But who care? Look at the colors!
In the corner of the foundry, this lunchroom was literally collapsing under one small leak in the roof. Tile by tile the water ate away the ceiling. Note the clock.
Note the large belt pulley in the center of the frame. Follow the axel it’s on and you’ll see several belts still attached to the drive, which was originally steam-driven.
This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.