Looking Out A Window at the Starch Works The layout and design of the buildings reminded me strongly of a brewery or distillery. To the right you can see some of the retrofits by the first lumber company to buy the buildings, in the 1970s. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: clouds, dirt-roads, funnels, shadows, snow, vignettes, windows... “To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.” ― Emily Dickinson Judging by the bed, this room was used by employees in its later years. Sunbeams under the sintering belt. Support cradles for the wires crossing the factory are falling down. Beautiful doors separated the boiler room and the sugar mill. Can you imagine the gracefully curving steps in a power plant today? A volcano (?) under a window. The screen and mineral stained window cross-processed the sky. Looking up to the second floor of the Nitrating House, where cotton would be soaked in nitric acid. These brought cotton into the building. Looking at the Broadway from across Broadway, a beautiful Buffalo day. Note the glazed terra cotta facade–and the signs of fire damage from the first floor. A better view of the belt system that drives all the machinery in the plant.