The powerhouse was notably older than the rest of the complex. I’m still not sure if it was build just for the cooperage, or whether it preceded it.
The tops of the coke stoves.
An old stoker in a power plant that was abandoned long before the mill next to it, by all indications. Sugar mills burned dry beet pulp pellets for fuel.
Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.
Jet Lowe is my inspiration.
Looking down the kiln line from atop the furnaces.
Park Insurance Agency is no longer in business, nor would you be able to dial that phone number.
Empty spools, thousands of them, were around the mill.
The last batch of molded metal stuck in the chute, this metallurgical furnace was falling apart brick by disintegrating brick b the time I got to it. On the upper floors there is a sophisticated network of vents and chimneys to make these little furnaces as hot as possible.