The fantastic Art Deco portico over the main entrance to the concourse.
I tried to hide the graffiti from my photos, but sometimes it wasn’t possible.
One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this.
Much of the signage in the mill was hand-drawn.
Part of the brewing process is sterilizing the kettles, pipes and tanks all product would touch. This was done with a caustic solution. To the left is a healthy pile of asbestos where a heating tank used to stand, insulated in the carcinogenic mineral. The tank got cut apart, the asbestos stayed here.
Inside a launch building you can see how the roof would split in the middle to allow the rocket to be raised into launch position.
The city constructed a wall in the early 2000s to discourage visitors. Note the staircase is cut off, too.
Interlocking bricks at the mouth of the stoker-less boiler.
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.