I am not sure, but I think this section was a storehouse; it has two ramps that connect the rail yard outside and the blacksmith shop. On all of the historic doors that face that part of the yard, signs caution workers to look out for cars…
I like to imagine this as an old-timey radio microphone.
The parking lot is in better condition than most of the complex. The left building is the lab.
A switch for the yard engines, now on the edge of the property where nobody will find it.
This is one of my favorite doorways (yes, I have favorites) for a few reasons: 1.) You can see how the once-arched door has been squared-off for rectangular doors to fit; 2.) you can see one complete historic door and one ruined door, and the chain that used to hold them together before someone kicked-out the security, and; 3.) I like the texture of the bricks and design of the radiators in the room beyond–the blacksmith shop. Just do.
The buildings were level with one another, so one could look through as many as a dozen factory floors from one window.
The right passageway is a carved staircase that winds upward to an old entrance. The left portal is one of the bigger and well-carved rooms… I would guess it’s part of the original caves.
Sunset came fast, and when the good light died inside the Industrial Loft, I walked around the back to find the whole complex glowing.