This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.
On the second floor of the kettle building where corn mash was boiled, holes where tanks once sat were everywhere.
The turbine hall, without turbines. I guess that makes this a hall… at least it has a clock.
A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated.
The seminal architectural feature of the old hospital–the parts built by Illinois Central Railroad–was this staircase. Wide and graceful, adorned with paint chips and fire extinguishers, and leading from offices to surgical suites to the cafeteria.
At noon, the lower skylights around the shops glow yellow-green, thanks to the flora blooming on the roof above.
Leather shoes in a supply closet. They seem to me men’s shoes.
Ready for some science? Strap-in and get your goggles.