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Aug. 11th, 2006 | 09:18 pm
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posted by: _nonamenoslogan in abandonedplaces








A Welfare House from a former Cokeworks south of Buffalo. This would be the place where workers wash up, change, and lock up their belongings in the baskets. The baskets are on chains which then raise them to the top. This is for security but also originated from the theory that by raising you sweat drenched clothing upward it would dry faster than in a pile or in a locker. (scans from film, not digital)











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subliculous

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from: subliculous
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
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that's crazy. i bet it was a pisser trying to figure out which basket was yours at the beginning of the shift from 40 feet below.

(acid horse fan?)

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from: _nonamenoslogan
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
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The chains came down to some sort of securing deal with pegs in groups. That may have helped them but it still looked confusing to me.

and yes

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subliculous

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from: subliculous
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
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i wonder if they ever got silly and hauled each other up in the baskets after-hours.

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from: radicledgrl
date: Aug. 13th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
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Lol.

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crabbyolbastard

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from: crabbyolbastard
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
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Nice work, good tone ranges... And I dig that Seuss icon.

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Yokes

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from: yokes
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
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I love Bethlehem Steel.

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from: _nonamenoslogan
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 07:18 am (UTC)
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yeah too bad the entire west end of the slip is going bye bye and will be completely flat within the year.

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Yokes

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from: yokes
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
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True true.Thought the pump house on the east side and the North Office are my favourite buildings.

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from: _nonamenoslogan
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
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Yeah I didn't get a chance to go to the north office. Oh well. I wonder what they plan on doing to the east side...the boiler house, blowing engine house and powerhouse etc. They were only doing some asbestos abatement on overhead piping when I was there.

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Yokes

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from: yokes
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
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My understanding is that they'll be knocking down the whole site as part of the revitalization of the property.

It is worth a trip alone
http://www.flickr.com/photos/smlg/tags/northoffice/

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from: _nonamenoslogan
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
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hmm. damn looks cool. Oh well....it's just as well with the other East buildings. The only reason they lasted as long is the difficulty involved generally in ripping down blowing engine houses and power/boiler buildings...lots 'o piping in the ground, they may still be connected to major power conduits as a bridge which may sever a needed connection for somewhere else, and too much brick with little steel for resale scrap. That's opposed to the other buildings that are already gone which were more like shells with machinery inside more easily removed. The ones remaining are in general the last ones to go in many mills.

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from: _nonamenoslogan
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
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ah i see you have been to lockport too....some cool shots in your account

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