I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
Because painted signs would not hold up in this spot–in between four ovens that were literally hot enough to melt steel inside. Solution: Cut the pipe labels into the sheet metal. Seems to have worked.
The flour mill (rear) and its elevators. The taller elevator was moved here in 1955, when the Harrisons bought it from Federal, who declared it surplus. The smaller elevator replaced an earlier smaller warehouse in 1926. Taken shortly after dawn. This one picture made the drive worth it, for me. Medium Format.
The company labs. If you can believe it, this area is even more destroyed today.
The laundry building, where many of the tunnels came to an end. It looks very East Coast industrial to me.
The back of the neon sign before it was converted to LED lighting. The image is mirrored so it can be read.
One of the generators, weeks before it was taken apart to be shipped to another power plant somewhere else.
In case one forgot… mounted behind the appropriate valves. Who hasn’t memorized the appropriate valve positions?