The flour mill (rear) and its elevators. The taller elevator was moved here in 1955, when the Harrisons bought it from Federal, who declared it surplus. The smaller elevator replaced an earlier smaller warehouse in 1926. Taken shortly after dawn. This one picture made the drive worth it, for me. Medium Format.
Early bird gets the blast furnace. You gotta love that ore yard gantry crane.
Delmar #4 is like two elevators in one, in capacity and design.
The old mill (right) and power plant (left) with the new mill behind them.
A winding flue between the ovens for Furnace 6, capped with sketchy catwalks.
The smokestack for the sintering plant included a big blower room, to launch the fumes into the atmosphere and away from the town. What could go wrong?
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
Looking toward downtown, one is reminded that when Stahlmann built here in 1855 that it was on the very edge of the city.
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.