Foundry Cupolas These copulas made the iron for casting. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: collapsing, cupolas, favorites, furnaces, numbers, pipes, rivets, rusty, worker-graffiti... The powerhouse was notably older than the rest of the complex. I’m still not sure if it was build just for the cooperage, or whether it preceded it. There were bins with hundreds of spools in them in the basement. A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated. The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture. “Roger O.” Power-up to cool down… would have been nice on the hot day I climbed on top of this machine. Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit. In the steam plant, steam pipes bundled in canvas and asbestos criss-cross the walls. The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty.