Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
This building was responsible for storing and drying the barrels. Compare right.
The layout and design of the buildings reminded me strongly of a brewery or distillery. To the right you can see some of the retrofits by the first lumber company to buy the buildings, in the 1970s.
The holes were for men to poke reluctant ore with long poles, with the hope that a lucky jab would let the load slide down into the boat below. Now they’re just traps.
Looking at the side of 4B from the roof of its car shed.
I like to think of this as the hardware abstraction layer. It’s one of many subassembly monorail conveyors that dipped onto the factory floor to deliver assembled subsections where they needed to be on the main assembly floor below.
At the extreme eastern end of the plant is a bank of modern concrete silos. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
The tangled telegraph lines between Mitchell and the engine house keep the old pole from topping in the wind.
After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.