The four buildings seen here comprise almost all of the notable remaining structures.
The top floor of the condemned Russell Miller mill “B”, which would have housed sets of powerful electric motors to power the plant’s dust collectors and grain purifiers.
These aluminum powder kegs were forgotten in storage.
A side view showing the extreme structural damage to what I believe is the Masonic Cottage. I honestly cannot unravel how some of this was done, unless the local armory is missing a 4″ canon and some cartridge shot.
Note the large belt pulley in the center of the frame. Follow the axel it’s on and you’ll see several belts still attached to the drive, which was originally steam-driven.
Timbers overlap where mine cars plunged, a strange wooden fence traced the center of the beams.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
King Elevator sits in the corner of a more recently-defunct lumber mill: Great Western Timber. Perhaps in the future I will write the history of it. Arista 100 in 120.
Too big to be scrapped, to simple to be auctioned. It waited for the demo crews and demo cranes to arrive.