The ’59’ is just a reference to that work station. Unfortunately the scrappers beat me to this machine–there was not much left besides the 2-ton shell and this control panel.
This elevator was built in 1922 and was used until the passing rails were removed in the mid-1970s.
The first step of the filtering process is being spun through this tube.
When block glass shatters, it looks like ice.
In a strange loft next to the brewhouse are these twin kettles, which seem much older than the main kettles in the brewhouse.
Workers in the basement tunnels had to communicate with the workhouse operators 100 feet above and vice versa. Alarms and bells were installed to signal trouble over the sound of the elevator machinery.
The cladding on the 1926 elevator is beginning to submit to the high velocity prairie winds.
Iron becoming dirt becoming birches.
Blue skies and rust-pocked siding contrast the high-altitude blue sky. By the time I had worked my way back to the tram, it was sunset.