Consolidated D/General Mills A 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. Similar Images ...based on the tags: chutes, ghost-signs, power, signs, silos, trains... If you know what BTI stands for, please leave a comment. Global Trading remarked the building in the mid-60s, but far above the door is the old ‘Detroit Shipbuilding’ paint, though it’s faint nowadays. The right-pointing crank adjusts the rollers inside of the mill. How fine do you want your flour? For years, the Ford was docked next to the former Pennsylvania and Reading Railroad anthracite coal dock. At the top of the elevator was a distribution room to direct the grain onto conveyor belts below. Shadows of distant power lines are carried to the concrete by street lights. Candy jar molds, in the far corner of the paint shop. When block glass shatters, it looks like ice. Unit 4’s lower levels.