If there were no other options, operators could climb this ladder from the Communications Room to the surface, after opening two heavy steel hatches, of course.
From the roof of the Clemens House, looking toward downtown St. Louis.
The gear seems to have fallen the height of the power station and shattered. I wonder what it sounded like…
Some warnings on the older battery which was visibly older than its eastern counterpart. This set of batteries had no railing between the side of the ovens and a long drop onto railroad tracks… I like this picture because it shows the effects of the heat and corrosive gasses on the area around the ovens.
A machine to cast copper billets.
I assume this sign used to sit near the highway that snakes around the mine and town.
Here, you can see the edge of the foundation of the 19th century roundhouse.
Expanding foam provides some textural contrast to the wood floors, worn smooth over a century. This building dates to the 1890s and was built as the coffin plant.
The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.