Look at the floor–do you see the hole? That goes down a lonnnnnng ways.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
The top of the docks are so rotten in places that you can see the lake through the boards. In the foreground you can see the controls for the chutes, which work on a clutch.
When I see this picture, I imagine that I am an ant exploring a mushroom farm.
The sound of water running in the distance.
The women of the hospital made clothes for the other patients.
The world’s biggest paper machine was installed here about a century before this photo was taken. The orange in the windows is the brick building across the street–the new part of the plant.