Inside one of my favorite churches on Woodward Ave in Detroit. This house of worship was constructed in 1911 and closed in 1993.
At its peak, McLouth Steel in Trenton, Michigan only produced 1-2% of the domestic steel market, but the plant was responsible for a few innovations, which made it more well known.
In 1962, it was the first plant to use computer controls and it was the first American steel plant to finish a product using continuous casting.
The plant was purchased in 1996 by the Detroit Steel Company, but after a few unsuccessful startups, the plant became nonoperational.
(From the archives, 2009.)