The head distiller could walk out of their office to this balcony and overlook the whole fermentation process in a glance.
If it weren’t for the fact there were trees growing from it, and that I cropped out the end of the rail approach, one might think this is still used occasionally.
A chalkboard halfway to the headhouse is untouched since the mill closed. It still has the cheat sheets!
A photo from the early 2000s before the conveyors were scrapped.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
A light-painted portrait of one of the few remaining carts that moved everything from fresh eggs to soiled laundry through the tunnels.
No wonder the factory shut down; everyone was scheduled to work 9 to 5 and the clock’s broken! (In all seriousness, this is/used to be a beautiful timepiece, especially for a utilitarian factory like this.
The engine room.
Looking toward the Quenching Tower from the coal tower platform.