The shaft house, where hydraulic steel doors allowed or denied entry into the mine shaft. Overhead is a light and alarm. If it sounds, the mine is being evacuated, and you best not go in and best stay the hell out of the way. Locals dump tires here, now.
A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.
Snow weight collapsed this section of McKee… the newest section. The brick buildings always outlive cheap metal ones.
2008. Harris Machinery as seen from the roof of ADM-Delmar Elevator #4.
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
This sawtooth roof collapsed months later under the weight of an early snow.
I wish I knew what has become of this great one-of-a-kind sign that used to brag how many days the Clyde Iron factory has gone without a serious accident. Update: It’s hanging in one of the smaller venue spaces behind the bar.
While it looks like ground level, everything here is one story above the actual earth.