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.
An alarm panel in the powerpplant, now demolished.
The now-demolished Industrial Building.
Looking at the ghost sign from a rust-locked cement conveyor that linked the silos with a packing warehouse.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
Levers and indicators to control and track the path of mine cars moving up and down the mine shaft. Note the mine depth indicators would trace paper… this is because the steel cables stretch out over time, so the line length changes with the years.
Identical warehouses seem a little newer than the rest of the plant. I suspect these were added in the mid-1950s for the Korean War, during which about 200 buildings were added to the complex.
ADM overshadows the Meal Elevator. The cleared area behind is now home to Surley Brewery.
The Western Elevator’s old moniker looks over Fort William (the neighborhood). Snow falls over Mount McKay in the background. This elevator is still active… the only active elevator in Fort William proper.