Above the old machine shop is a packing building and a crate of cardboard label rolls.
The scale of the grain hoppers helps tell the story of how large Hamm’s was in its day.
The windows reflect the sky. The bricks hit the ground.
The end of the new elevator. Line of bird droppings follow the fire sprinkler pipes and wires in the room.
I found a face.
The white mark allowed for a manual RPM check on this big steel flywheel on the ground floor. Note how dark the bottom level of the mills is—that’s because all of the equipment is blocking out the light.
Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers?
These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.