Between two brick buildings is a metal one with many windows set into it. Having been in many mills of similar design, I conjecture that this was the milling building, where machines ground the corn before it was boiled.
Train-mounted snowplows pushed the snow through the fence and against the old offices.
The side of the administration building. Around the side was a sign instructing potential employees to return on set days and times.
The front of the mill reads “Montana Flour Mills Company”
It is unclear when the ‘Superior Warehouse Company’ sign was put up, but it was likely around 1916-1917, when maps indicate it served as a dry goods warehouse, operated by Twohy-Eimon Mercantile Company. The Sivertson sign was likely added in the mid-1980s. In this image I tried to preserve the colors the bricks turn at sunset.
The last bay was extended to fit the extra long 3-unit electric locomotives of the 1930s.
Wintertime is quiet, except for the planes overhead.
These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.
The offices for the Five Roses elevator have long been boarded. To the left you can see the Manitoba Pool Elevator slogan, “Service at Cost”, meaning they would not make profit off farmers and dues.