Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
One level below where the cotton was nitrated, the fumes must have been powerful. This floor had several massive ventilation fans in its walls.
The man behind the curtain watches, but doesn’t say anything. Probably the smartest one in the room.
From the roof of the Clemens House, looking toward downtown St. Louis.
Scanned after being recovered from the bottom of an old wooden box for a few years. Circa 2005.
The coal water power plant stack accompanied the smell of an arson.
One side of the street is demolished. The other is not.
The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.
A passing cloud almost looks like a puff of smoke from the trimmed smokestack of Consolidated D. In the lower corner you can see a little Stonehenge that someone with a sense of humor and heavy equipment built.