the hot iron manholes of oakland ca

shot tonight on my evening walk with the brown boy in oakland near mills college. a little googling found that the phoenix iron works was a foundry started in 1901 in the iron works district near the port of oakland, ca. an interesting article from 2004 describes the ascent and more recent descent of the company. i love this photo of the place itself taken in 1976 in its second location.

phoenix iron works oakland ca manhole cover