After demolition in the mid 2000s, this interior door became exterior. I remember walking through the car shed as a teenager. It was a shortcut, if I didn’t get caught.
The crane on Dock 2, as seen from Dock 4 right after sunset. Notice the old light tower is warped.
The scale of the grain hoppers helps tell the story of how large Hamm’s was in its day.
The hospital was surrounded by walking paths that crisscrossed the front green, as it was called. Part of Kirkbride’s plan was to have ample opportunities for exercise outdoors–fresh air, especially cold fresh air, was thought to have curative properties.
In a protected wing of a launcher are these empty server racks where guidance and control computers were stored.
The layout and design of the buildings reminded me strongly of a brewery or distillery. To the right you can see some of the retrofits by the first lumber company to buy the buildings, in the 1970s.
The light masts are there, but it looks like the cables that stretched across the dock with the actual lights have fallen down.