Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
These houses were built for the use of the lighthouse keepers in 1913 (left) and 1916 (right). The second house was added when the entry added a fourth light and required a second rotation. Today, there are no unbroken windows in either building.
A windmill marks one corner of GOW.
The roof had structures bigger than most buildings in South Bend.
Go on and jump in, if you want, there’s even a ladder to climb out.
One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago.
A misnomer that stuck.
A passing cloud almost looks like a puff of smoke from the trimmed smokestack of Consolidated D. In the lower corner you can see a little Stonehenge that someone with a sense of humor and heavy equipment built.
Silverton’s elevator, pictured here, is still active.