Ohio Steel Foundry Roll and Heavy Machine Shop (1938)
Albert Kahn and Associates, Architect
1600 McClain Road, Lima, OH
With the decades long accumlation of dirt on the windows, and the later addition of the “solid” walled building to the west, the original transparent glass box effect is hard to envision. It must have been amazing in 1938 to see this transparent glass enclosure, with the angled skylights on either side of the overhead crane making even the roof structure appear light and airy. Through this delicate glass curtain, the overhead crane moving back and forth and the other industrial machinery and processes in full production were exposed and on display.