ADM-Delmar #1- Maintainance Department. The stainless steel bits are part of the grain dryer added in the 1940s. The workhouse itself (the larger tower) was a dedicated Cleaning House, meaning that grain passed through both these buildings to be rid of dust, dirt and extra moisture before storage. In the foreground is the old ADM locker room and pipe department.
Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
The four buildings seen here comprise almost all of the notable remaining structures.
While the stokers are gone, the pipes bringing pulverized coal down were left.
Looking into the half-demolished, half-dismantled conveyor for the sea leg.
On the upper floors where the sunlight is yellow–the color of flour dust, once exposed to the elements.
I tried to hide the graffiti from my photos, but sometimes it wasn’t possible.