This section of the production floor was constantly dripping. Someone had laid down giant plastic sheeting to attempt to protect the lower floors, but it hasn’t worked.
What you see is not a crack in the floor, but a long vine extending ten feet onto the shop floor, as if reaching in to escape the wind and rain.
Between all of the buildings was dense growth, especially vines.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
Between two brick buildings is a metal one with many windows set into it. Having been in many mills of similar design, I conjecture that this was the milling building, where machines ground the corn before it was boiled.
Point me to the blast furnace.
The turned rail was to prevent runaway cars from going over the end of the dock and into the lake.
The end of the new elevator. Line of bird droppings follow the fire sprinkler pipes and wires in the room.
The basement of the asylum was a strange place. Take, this fireplace, for instance, in an otherwise barren room. Random cinderblock (left) has created a little room behind the fireplace. To round out the strangeness, a toilet was plumbed into the middle of the space. Note the stone foundations.