I never knew that all those elementary school balance bar exercises were for a very serious purpose: not falling to one’s death in the event they uncover lost Chicago history.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
Part of the grain dust venting system, dislodged from its place above the dumping hatches under the grain cribs.
Judging by the bed, this room was used by employees in its later years.
Moon of M.R. ‘1985. Brick Graffiti Series.
A bleak double room in what used to be the Receiving Hospital, built apart from the Kirkbride to observe incoming patients before they were placed in a ward.
Office manners dictate that one must tip their file drawer back upright once it is knocked through the wall.
The corner of Clyde on Michigan Street looked like it had been sealed a long time.