The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.
Catwalk crating, welded over the yard crane operator cab’s windows.
The individual ovens are skinny to allow even and fast heating of the whole interior. Numbers are cut into signs because no paint could withstand the heat or corrosive emissions from the coking process.
‘Consumers Brewery’ set in the brewhouse staircase.
Vents in the boards over the windows helps prevent mold and animals from getting too crazy inside.
Dominion was acquired by UGG, which designated the elevator ‘M’. Their offices still have safety signage.
An impressive message for graffiti in a Detroit warehouse, but then again look at these steam pumps. Over-built and under-appreciated.
A firedoor dating to the original car barn is roped off, anticipating demolition.