Drawn in fresh concrete about 50 years before I took this picture, and only 2 years after this elevator blew up…
The four buildings seen here comprise almost all of the notable remaining structures.
Ammunition had to be tested on site before shipment. That was done here. These heavy concrete bunkers deflected rounds harmlessly into the earth.
The pipes in the boiler would be full of water, so the heat in the furnace.
2015. Exterior of chapel.
Part of the grain dust venting system, dislodged from its place above the dumping hatches under the grain cribs.
Iron becoming dirt becoming birches.
Now, to add a human scale.
This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.