” Joe Sheldon; R.K. ’47-’48”. Brick Graffiti Series.
“R.S. ’14”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Two signatures complement this gorgeous hand-painted sign. ‘Bowers’ from 1987 and ‘Normal’ from 1982. The blocking on the letters is still visible!
On the outside of the steel silos and headhouse is a riveted bulge that does not look like the silos. Inside is this elevator, a rudimentary (read: dangerous) and old (read: dangerous) freight elevator.
Fire doors and penis talk.
A chalkboard halfway to the headhouse is untouched since the mill closed. It still has the cheat sheets!
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.
Lacy hated playing for people. She wanted to make the piano speak back to her, not make people stare.
The two exhaust vents coming out from the boilers en route to the stacks. Plywood marks where where catwalks were removed to extract equipment.