In the steam plant, steam pipes bundled in canvas and asbestos criss-cross the walls.
“What’s that diamond thingy on the Pilot House?” you ask? It’s a 1920s-era radio transmission direction finder, a pre-radar navigation aid. Lit with diffused flash.
A divot to let more light and air into the building.
The wrought iron staircase for what was the Consumer’s Brewery Brew House, as indicated by very fine cast landings with the company logo. The staircase is in bad condition; someone had run a forklift or something similar into the bottom in addition to copious vandalism and water damage. Holes in the floor, like in the upper-right corner indicate where stainless steel kettles used to be before they were scrapped.
When boiling beet juice accidentally spills from the gas-fired tanks two feet away, you better be wearing some of these, or bye-bye legs.
The roof had structures bigger than most buildings in South Bend.
Ready for some science? Strap-in and get your goggles.
The second floor was hit by arson years ago, but it still carries the telltale features of its original design, specifically the woodwork below the roof.