Island Station, in the middle of the power house, in the middle of a thunder storm. Flapping pipe covers and sheets of ran penetrating one massive arched window and blasting through the other, as winds power through the building from the Mississippi. The sound of the thunder made every length of steel squeak under the pressure.
The chalkboard in the filtering plant reminds new visitors of the last day.
Elevator B, used by a local farmer, stands behind an old farm truck at the edge of town.
Power-up to cool down… would have been nice on the hot day I climbed on top of this machine.
Some warnings on the older battery which was visibly older than its eastern counterpart. This set of batteries had no railing between the side of the ovens and a long drop onto railroad tracks… I like this picture because it shows the effects of the heat and corrosive gasses on the area around the ovens.
My favorite time to be in the brewery was sunrise. That’s the kind of light that made the brewhouse glow.
One of my favorite signs, informing workers about to descend into the open-top grain bins about basic procedures. This was in ADM-Annex 1 (connected to the cleaning house via skyway), so it will never be seen again, unless the sign lands luckily when the elevator is demolished.
The front of the mill reads “Montana Flour Mills Company”
The underside of the ore dock in winter. Snow drifts across the dock from the frozen lake.