Outbuildings near the perimeter fence. Beyond is all ranch land.
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.
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.
This is how the warehouse looks today.
When the ship loaders were added, a doorway was cut through the metal silo to make a room for the grain handling equipment. Note the dust sensor in the corner of the torch-cut archway.
The back side of the hotel is plain, but for a fire escape.
This panorama from the rood of the power station gives a sense of the scale of SFAAP.
Even in monochrome, you can probably tell what colors were over Hastings that evening: Red, White, and Blue.
Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit.