Bricked Windows Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked. Similar Images ...based on the tags: archways, black&white, bricked-windows, clones, old-and-new, pillars, windows... The roof of the elevator was partly lit naturally with six big skylights. The less electricity pumped into a grain elevator, the less chance of a grain dust explosion. Between the repair shops and the stock department is this odd little structure. No, the walls are not level–it’s not your eyes. The shops slope left, the structure slopes right. A sign facing the city on an exterior wall–a sort of motivational poster. Before there was a row of double rooms on the left and a common room on the right. Now, in a way, it is all one big common room. The superstructure for the sea-leg skyways serves no purpose now… the offices are bricked up, too. Why? Looking at the headframe for Shaft 3 from the tower for Shaft 1. Below is the roof of the Dry House. It was hard to remind myself that these building have been abandoned longer than I’ve been alive. In the far back of the cellars there are some old bottles. This arch shows an old entrance to the cellars, now collapsed. The stonework was done by a local handyman of sorts, who was also a guard at a nearby insane asylum. He did a great job, it seems to me. Catwalk crating, welded over the yard crane operator cab’s windows.