This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.
Downtown and the blight.
On the roof, looking toward Jay Cook Park over the ruins of the Hart House. You can see how Nopmeing (“out in the woods) got its name. Fujicolor 100 on Leica M7.
Where the drain changes shape from round concrete to arched brick.
A bedroom, from the basement. The Dog Days are Over.
Giant chunks of cooled slag form an island near Mud Lake.
Furnace #7, as seen from #6’s catwalks. Cue morning fog.
Frontenac, as seen from the Missouri Flats area.
The newer tunnels were fitted with these fluorescent lights, although some skylights (block glass embedded in skywalks) let in some natural light during the day.