This machine was last overhauled in February 1955, and last turned out Crepe silk, probably dress material.
I love this original brick archway, near the narrow gauge shop. Gorgeous!
Light-painted to show off the beautiful radar equipment inside and Park Point across the bay.
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.
Standing where the Final Assembly Building used to hum and staring across the former site of the Sheet Metal and Spring buildings. Today, of course, the Foundry is gone as well, so you’d be looking across Prairie Ave.
Compressors and turbines over the Eagle River.
Cracked gauges have a certain quality that hearkens to movies, I think. One can imagine the gauges going off the scales before dramatically cracking, throwing glass right at the camera. This damage, however, is unfortunate vandalism.
This was taken before the top of the docks really started to rot-out; now this stretch past the crane is distinctly unsafe to cross. Still, you can’t beat the view of Dock #2 winding into the distance, where the approach is chopped-off before the yard used to extend.
Looking out of the Brewery Creek Drain outfall at night, after a storm had pushed piles of rocks up onto the shore.