An unmarred chart, printed with the facility name and ready to be sent out to command.
The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty.
A great lakes freighter slowly passes SK Wheat Pool 4 with ‘The Sleeping Giant’ in the background. Arista 100.
A truck loading dock for raw materials. Looking at the concrete, you can sort of tell where the rails used to run.
The entry point for the painting shed on the top floor. Cars would have a few feet in between them before they entered. Separate sheds would prime and add color.
Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
The building on the right was where parts not assembled onto vehicles would be set in crates for shipment.
Small rooms in the basement of the asylum were seemingly too tiny to be used, even for storage.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.