One thing that struck me as a midwesterner in the South was the vines. They seem to be able to completely cover a building when left alone for a few decades.
Colors of the boiler room.
Below the historic National Guard Armory.
A high-ceilinged room where kegs would be delivered for cleaning, before they were refilled with fresh booze.
This is part of the oldest section of factory, one that hasn’t had a roof in a long time and all usable equipment has been extracted. The machines pictured would spin sliced beets in boiling water… it was a sealed system before someone cut holes on sides of each unit.
The original color of the wall was probably green.
Sunset through a stained window in the headhouse made the floor feel like a heavy industrial Disney movie.
The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.
Looking from the mill at the old transfer elevator’s steel tanks.