A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.
The room where all of the miners would leave their lamps to be refilled, reconditioned, repaired, etc. when they were not in use underground.
2011. Harris Machinery as seen from the roof of ADM-Delmar Elevator #4.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
About a century later. A view of the main factory building, looking toward the two furnaces.
Two small generators connected to a Frick steam engine.
This ruined skyway looks like it should be at ground level because of the growth, but it’s actually the second floor of the building.
In the modern control room at the base of the white elevator tower are the electronics that ran the newer building, its rail components and boat-loading component. The superstructure permeates all spaces here, as can be seen with the crossing I-beams in the main office.
Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured.