The tailings boom is the first and last thing you see when approaching the mountaintop shipwreck.
My guess is that the Capitol Hotel closed and Adler bought up some of their equipment.
To get more light into the wards, the building was narrow and had angular rooms, often staff space, perpendicular to the main hallway.
Grimy windows and the other half of the complex trade interests and stares.
When the factory’s production line was up for auction, many parts were removed, crated and labeled with big painted numbers to ease their removal by buyers. Not everything sold, however, so not one dark corner of the factory seems without a pile of dislocated industrial junk.
The roof had structures bigger than most buildings in South Bend.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
I am not sure what caused the discoloration, but two of the walls near the door to the machine shop are stained yellow-red. I assume this had to do with the walls in relation to blowing piles of iron ore, and that the walls have been partly infused with iron oxide. Any other ideas?
Water vapor was collected and condensed to be reused in other processes. Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7