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.
On the upper floors where the sunlight is yellow–the color of flour dust, once exposed to the elements.
Gaskets still organized on nails beside the power plant. This used to be a maintenance room, but since its roof and walls were torn down, it’s not any kind of room.
Fire buckets did not have flat bottoms so they could never be used for other buckety tasks, and were thus always handy in an actual fire.
The Big Dipper brought its friends into view, and the best seat is 80-feet up.
Mounted in an office.
The mill is one of the tallest buildings in the city. It’s too bad that the cupola with its big skylights and flagpole were removed.
A carefully kept journal of the ballast levels in the final years that the Ford sailed Lake Superior.