The Brown Hotel still stands, but has recently gone out of business again. One of the nice things about historic buildings in New Mexico, though, is things tend to stay around a lot longer than if they were subjected to lots of rain and snow. It will probably be reopened eventually.
A sign of where man met machine.
It remains unexplained what ‘serious results’ may stem from not reporting an accident, but when labor was cheap and unorganized I doubt anyone asked.
Standing atop the dust collector, the factory breaks down into diverging patterns, processes.
A pipe bracket seems to have rusted off of the ceiling.
A caustic tank in one of the unremodeled brewhouse backrooms.
From Main Street, looking straight up at the A Mill, only the silence makes one think that nobody’s still inside, grinding grain into Pillsbury’s Best.
Hales & Hunter sign, as it looks today.
Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.