Designed by Taylor himself, the spring house was the site of many parties in its day. You can imagine sipping fresh-tapped whiskey here with your Sunday clothes with soft music and the sounds of the river mixing in the background. Note the key-hole-shaped spring hole.
Shells of mixing buildings.
A furnace control panel, cut off its subordinate before the plant closed, no doubt to be replaced. I like this shot because it shows that many of the smaller machines were engineered by the plant itself.
Standing where the Standard Oil’s boiler used to sit; the coal room is on the right, and would have been filled from trackside.
A patient room is more intact than others.
The coal crusher (above) and the conveyor (left) to bring the powdered coal to furnace hoppers (right).
What I make out to be the dining room or great hall of the castle, as seen through of the side rooms, which appeared to be a very ruined library. Teenager graffiti looks cooler in French.
The shed in the front was full of worker supplies–namely goggles and heavy leather gloves. Molten copper isn’t a friendly thing to handle.
Part of the grain drier system in ADM #1 crawls up the side of the building like a steel vine.