Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
Hunter and the Hoist House.
Latin; to grow. Root of the English word ‘surge’.
The whole smelter ran on gravity… elevating the various raw materials and working with them until at the bottom of the furnace, copper poured out.
A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated.
HDR matrix panorama. Looking from the grain elevators, now doomed, toward the city between the flour mill’s water tower and tile elevator’s neon sign, the old and new economies seem almost united. Yet the financial centers rise in reality to shadow the now-abandoned industry and manufacturing. The way of things, I’m told.
When I moved from the roof back into the upper floors of the distillery, the plants growing out of the masonry caught my eye. It’s 60 feet up, but looks like it could be an old wall.
A typical narrow hallway at Birtle.
A series of interconnected offices that look like they hadn’t been painted in 40 years.