Long before modern manufacturing plants moved to the suburbs or surrounded themselves with gigantic parking lots, industry sat cheek to cheek with the houses of its workers.
Imagine, an America where most people walked to work, from the rows of tidy and modest rowhouses that Carondelet possesses in such great number.
The Coke plant is not elaborate in its decoration; in fact, it is an austere building, but perfect for its function as an industrial building.
Now converted into loft apartments, the plant has seen new life after rehabilitation.
I like the ornamentation around the front door.