The Clipper was one of the most popular Packards, but its production was cut short by WWII. Had they produced the car instead of Rolls Royce plane engines I imagine there would might be driving a Packard today, rather than a Ford.
A single cloud makes its way to Buffington Harbor and Lake Michigan from the quiet backroads of the plant.
It was a strange choice, although I appreciate it, for the firm reusing the shops to brick up the doorways while leaving the doors.
Looking from the rail shipping building through pigeon-proofing chicken wire at another manufacturing building in high Fall.
Every timber pillar was numbered for maintenance purposes.
A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated.
Some of the earlier buildings were dressed up with brick facades.
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.
One leg of the headframe meets the hoist house. Two cranes are rusted in place.