As photographed from a cement piling for Slip #3 poured in 1935, disconnected from land by erosion. How do I know the date? A pair of steamship engineers carved their initials and ranks into the wet cement!
There were bins with hundreds of spools in them in the basement.
I love when moss grows indoors… one of the little pleasures of exploring abandonments.
Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River.
General Mills bought Consolidated Elevator’s “D” in 1943 and renamed it “A,” though no additional elevators have followed from that firm to date. Visible on the right is the first annex, built along with the elevator in 1909.
A stencil instructs the first and third shifts to ask security for access. Security was out during all my visits, except one mishap where a strung-out local chased me with a truck. Having spent a decade exploring the U.P., I was not caught off guard.
Looking out at the town water tower (which I love) from the sugar mill (which I also love).
Drawn in fresh concrete about 50 years before I took this picture, and only 2 years after this elevator blew up…
Sarah below Cascade Park. This space was destroyed when the park flooded.