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.
The factory was utterly vertical.
Small rooms in the basement of the asylum were seemingly too tiny to be used, even for storage.
Looking from the mill at the old transfer elevator’s steel tanks.
Halfway up the coal conveyor, covered in coal dust… black streaks of snot. Starting to get good.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
In a strange loft next to the brewhouse are these twin kettles, which seem much older than the main kettles in the brewhouse.
The skylights with geared-to-open windows were massive and quite functional.