On the boarded-up first floor of the house proper near the door to the chapel, the last pew sites next to a wet box of Bibles.
The scale of the grain hoppers helps tell the story of how large Hamm’s was in its day.
A corner of the addition is lined with glass cabinets, formerly filled with beds.
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
The end of the new elevator. Line of bird droppings follow the fire sprinkler pipes and wires in the room.
Beautiful doors separated the boiler room and the sugar mill. Can you imagine the gracefully curving steps in a power plant today?
My guess is that the Capitol Hotel closed and Adler bought up some of their equipment.
This door used to open at river level, but it has since been built up and sealed with a steel grate. Still, the original doors (with original paint?) stand in the same place. Once they opened to the fresh air, now they are permanently sealed in the tunnels. This is the official entrance for inspecting the mine, hence fiber optic and ladder. Shortly after the plant was demolished, this entire area was resealed and alarmed.
The two antennae are retracted–the position they would be in if the base was under attack.