A delivery alley that cuts straight into the middle of the brewery complex.
I loved to spend time in the Hamm’s caves in my teen years. It was cold, wet, but it felt familiar and had its share of surprises.
An iron gate separates vaults below the barracks.
Early bird gets the blast furnace. You gotta love that ore yard gantry crane.
Above the old machine shop is a packing building and a crate of cardboard label rolls.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
The side stairs were worn smooth by use.
Steam pipes squirm around the stacks.
Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.