Halfway up the coal conveyor, covered in coal dust… black streaks of snot. Starting to get good.
A facade that tells the story of demolition and neglect. The sign on the garage door indicates that if one finds themselves there, that they enter the buildings at their own risk. If only property owners in the US took this philosophy!
A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937.
This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
A different kind of tree fort.
Spring melt flows down the rusty rock house. In the background is the frame for the shaft.
This gives you a sense for what it looks like to stand on the roof of the main production building at sunset.
A machine to cast copper billets.
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.