At first glance, I thought the center building was a hoist house because of the shape of the window. Now I think this was built as a warehouse and later used as a laboratory.
A place to turn mine carts into different areas of the shops.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
One of the covered rail loading docks. All of them were overgrown and rust-clad.
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.
The flour mill’s interior is really just a system of steel and rubber tubes that crush flour over and over in the gap. This mill was never run off of water power directly, but it used to generate power using the river.
I’ll remember the neon glow fondly.
An abandoned ranch on the east side of the tracks. This was not the Colmor Cutoff they were waiting for.
Workers’ lockers, strewn across Main Street, yet still out of the way.