Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.
A sign on the corner of a laboratory remembers.
This section of the production floor was constantly dripping. Someone had laid down giant plastic sheeting to attempt to protect the lower floors, but it hasn’t worked.
ADM-Delmar #1- Maintainance Department. The stainless steel bits are part of the grain dryer added in the 1940s. The workhouse itself (the larger tower) was a dedicated Cleaning House, meaning that grain passed through both these buildings to be rid of dust, dirt and extra moisture before storage. In the foreground is the old ADM locker room and pipe department.
This rod mill (?) was made in Denver Colorado at a factory now buried by condos. #justdenverthings
A rusting disconnect gangway. The smokestack is for a boiler, if I recall.
Fluorescent lights peel back from the walls like caterpillars, rearing up and away from the glare of the sunflower-fans.
An old handcart sits next to a rotting elevator.
This is what it might have looked like if a new Ford descended in the elevator with its headlights on. As seen from the Mississippi side–the opposite portal faces the sand mine.