A century-old ghost sign for Royal House Flour was preserved after a building is built above and through it! Looking from the north annex elevator toward the headhouse.
Before developers saw to cut and cut the flour mills inside Pillsbury, they stood at the ready beside various purposeful chutes the traversed the floors of between sorters. These machines were belt-driven by the power of Pillsbury’s Mississippi headraces and turbines, the force of which notoriously shook the building’s foundations themselves. The wheels would change the grade of the flour, or the size of the dust produced from crushing the kernels.
Hiking into the ghost town with enough gear to live there for a few days, if we wanted.
Knowing that a tornado just passed nearby is less distressing when you’re surrounded by nuclear-attack-hardened buildings.
Looking across the mountain tramway from an abandoned house in Gilman.
The stage of the theatre still holds hymnals and other vestiges of its time as a church.
Allouez had already suffered one major fire. It didn’t need another–especially under Dock 1’s wooden approach.