General Mills bought Consolidated Elevator’s “D” in 1943 and renamed it “A,” though no additional elevators have followed from that firm to date. Visible on the right is the first annex, built along with the elevator in 1909.
This volume gauge could be read from 30 feet away, which is useful when the control panels and valves are that far away.
Old conveyor belts are draped over the sides of the ore chutes to cut down on the noise and wear of the dumping trains.
Looking out at the abandoned neighborhood around the house.
Every timber pillar was numbered for maintenance purposes.
Dominion was acquired by UGG, which designated the elevator ‘M’. Their offices still have safety signage.
A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated.
The cornerstone of the building, in Latin.
Water at the bottom of the silo was perfectly clear.
Taken from atop a grain train at the end of Cargill B-2, looking toward Lake Superior “I”, now part of the sample complex. This area used to have another slip, but Cargill filled it on when it built the elevator on the right.