A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.
The neon lighthouse, seen from the top of one of the silos.
In the quality assurance labs there is a old safe.
While the stokers are gone, the pipes bringing pulverized coal down were left.
The smokestack for the sintering plant included a big blower room, to launch the fumes into the atmosphere and away from the town. What could go wrong?
Part of the Laundry Building with an ugly archway between rooms. Note that even this building had a nurse’s station with shatterproof windows. Laundry was done by supervised patients as part of their Occupational Therapy and the staff took no chances.
This gives you a sense for what it looks like to stand on the roof of the main production building at sunset.
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.