Dead cars were parked permanently near the model farm. Perhaps it had an automotive program. After all, before they were ‘Indian Residential Schools’ they were ‘Indian Industrial Schools’.
The office building was fancy compared to the utilitarian factory behind it. My favorite part was the logo crown.
Entrance to the plant. Hermes holds his iconic caduceus and a Model T. Demeter holds a tractor in a motif of wheat. A fantastic reimagining of the Greek, with an excerpt of the following quote by Sir Joshua Reynolds (18th century English painter): “Excellence is never granted to man but as the reward of labor. It argues no small strength of mind to persevere in habits of industry without the pleasure of perceiving those advances, which, like the hand of a clock, whilst they make hourly approaches to their point, yet proceed so slowly as to escape observation.”
A heavy steel rail door to help funnel explosions upward, rather than outward.
Outbuildings for Tilston’s Five Roses elevator.
The cemetery for the old asylum is, sadly, largely unmarked. Only in recent years has there been a real effort to locate and identify the remains there.
A cottage for masons infected with TB to live together.
No matter what environmental disasters industry throws at Mother Earth, she will bounce back.
This building was responsible for storing and drying the barrels. Compare right.