Pristine equipment was left behind at this Former Foundry in Sutter Creek, California.
The Knight Foundry is located in Sutter Creek California and was founded in 1873. This facility remained in operation until 1996 and is one of the only remaining water-powered facilities remaining in the United States.
The Knight Foundry, located in Sutter Creek California, was founded in 1873 and remained in operation until 1996.
This foundry utilized the Knight Wheel to use water to power the line shafts and belt drives.
You know that feeling when everything else in life fades away, you can't stop smiling, you feel like you're floating and you never want that moment to end...that's how I feel exploring and photographing architecture and history and the forgotten past.
I vividly remember this day, back in 2009, inside Building 231 at the former Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco. It had just rained and the whole lower level was covered in a few inches of water and the reflections were extraordinary.
I think it's about time to get out and do some exploring again soon...