In the modern control room at the base of the white elevator tower are the electronics that ran the newer building, its rail components and boat-loading component. The superstructure permeates all spaces here, as can be seen with the crossing I-beams in the main office.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
A panorama of the dock buildings, before the left one was demolished.
She’s a charmer.
The Wheeler Rec Center was very nice and included gymnasiums and a pool.
Only two machines sit on the rails in the roundhouse, both oil cars. It’s not clear whether there’s anything inside either, but they have to have been placed here before 1970, when the turntable outside these numbered doors was removed.
This picture is lit by a direct lightning strike of the building. It’s impossible to describe the feeling of being in this giant open building the moment it channeled an electric explosion into the earth.
The green-tinted skylight makes this a bright green corridor, the lower of the two skyways connecting the two workhouses.
Looking through perfectly clear water into an abandoned mine room. My guess is that it contained some pumps to keep the mine dry and equipment related to the elevators.