Looking across the whole milling operation from its dedicated powerhouse stretching across Eagle River.
The second most important building at Prize Mine.
The wrought iron staircase for what was the Consumer’s Brewery Brew House, as indicated by very fine cast landings with the company logo. The staircase is in bad condition; someone had run a forklift or something similar into the bottom in addition to copious vandalism and water damage. Holes in the floor, like in the upper-right corner indicate where stainless steel kettles used to be before they were scrapped.
The powered lime hopper had a lot of levels.
The four buildings seen here comprise almost all of the notable remaining structures.
From atop a concrete slap that seals the old path of Mine Shaft #3, I loop up into the hoisting room.
A mix of brick and stone construction where the stock house meets the cellars. The caves brought well water to the brewery and drained the refuse away, and the various sewer connections are visible here and tell the story of the company’s expansion above.
It’s not hard to see how Germany could turn these into a prison overnight.
A line of huge machines wait to be used as parts under a long-disused belt drive.