This building stood on stilts until it was demolished. The top floor handled radio traffic to boats and trains. The bottom floor had locker rooms, records, and a lunchroom.
The rear of engine bay 13… according to the heavily faded sign.
Where the trees are sprouting–below the skyways and criss-crossing pipes–are two sets of railroad tracks that turned through this narrow alleyway through the middle of the production line to drop off raw materials and pick up finished product.
Hales & Hunter sign, as it looks today.
The old gate sign, leaned against one of the terminal elevators.
The Calumet Elevator offices used to be flanked on both sides by rails. Now, only one side has engines running on it.
It’s a small world… look at it.
A door covered in pen graffiti.
In the days before a centralized fire alarm system, coded whistle blasts would warn when and where a fire broke out.