Miners would sit in this room before going into the mine. The boards on the right indicated whether every single miner was “in” or “out”.
Electric Steel’s bins reflect the sunset.
This bay would host boxcars as workers would fill them with the fruits of the factory.
The world’s biggest paper machine was installed here about a century before this photo was taken. The orange in the windows is the brick building across the street–the new part of the plant.
Small stained panes and orange brick. I had no idea when I took this picture that the colored glass would turn the insides of the mill into a bright aquamarine. It was a beautiful intersection of nature and industry, in the most unintended way.
This is one of the biggest warps I’ve ever found in a wooden factory floor hasn’t broken yet. When you stand on it, it make a very loud popping sound as the boards shift. The poster on the pillar near the left side of the frame advertises recreational boating, presumably to the factory workers who left this floor in the early 1980s.
A high-ceilinged room where kegs would be delivered for cleaning, before they were refilled with fresh booze.
On the second floor of the former carpentry shop, originally the delivery wagon shed.
One of the machines left over in the underground magnetic separation plant.