A one-of-a-kind installation in Armour’s otherwise gutted engine house.
2010. A skyway connecting two Which tube carried the beer? I hope it’s the big one!
An insurance office.
A typical wall in the base.
Levers and indicators to control and track the path of mine cars moving up and down the mine shaft. Note the mine depth indicators would trace paper… this is because the steel cables stretch out over time, so the line length changes with the years.
Scrawls on the side of the beams of the ‘Pipe Shop;.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
One of the old cooperage buildings is largely unchanged from when it was built. The raised section of the building houses a crane.
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.