The Peavey logo, before it rusted off and the offices were demolished.
The building on the right was where parts not assembled onto vehicles would be set in crates for shipment.
Broken skyways in the sand casting house, where everything was utterly fire-resistant.
Standing next to the now-demolished records room.
I like to think of this as a giant straw, through which the factory is slowly draining the earth, leaving nothing but reinforced concrete below…
The individual ovens are skinny to allow even and fast heating of the whole interior. Numbers are cut into signs because no paint could withstand the heat or corrosive emissions from the coking process.
These machines had embossed metal numbers marking their ends.
The flour mill (rear) and its elevators. The taller elevator was moved here in 1955, when the Harrisons bought it from Federal, who declared it surplus. The smaller elevator replaced an earlier smaller warehouse in 1926. Taken shortly after dawn. This one picture made the drive worth it, for me. Medium Format.
To run new gutters through the building, some of the plaster walls of the Chateau had to be smashed through.