Blacksmith Shop, Seen from the Concentrator-(C)SUSBTREET.org
I made this picture to give the reader a sense of the slope between the mine buildings and the base of the concentrator. The whole area was really steep, and sometimes required scrambling to get up and down the Picayune Gulch for short distances.
A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.
This is the building where the corn mash would be boiled in stainless steel kettles, now gone.
The cold air collided with the sun-warmed water on the floor, filling the ground floor of the Keg House with thick fog…
Science Alert. When the sun strikes an object, that object absorbs some of the infared light in the form of heat. The heat absorbed by the old Soo dock absorbed and radiated that energy to melt off the snow from the ice around it, making it very reflective.
The world’s biggest paper machine was installed here about a century before this photo was taken. The orange in the windows is the brick building across the street–the new part of the plant.
After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.
The machine shop today.
At Treasure Mountain mine. This collapsed building was likely the 1937 Compressor House, which pushed compressed air and water into the Sanitago Tunnel in the time it was producing.
Looking across the ruined skyway that connects the two elevators. I wanted to walk across it, but my exploring parter held me back.