A building that burned near the Kam seems to have been a warehouse or stockhouse.
Giant chunks of cooled slag form an island near Mud Lake.
The elevator tower seems to have been built with expansion of the dock in mind.
A huge vent looks like it built in a hurry. There was actually very little in the way of bits of machinery left over… I am guessing almost anything of value was scrapped in the 1990s.
Standing on the ruins of the former sister dock, looking back at the soon-to-be-demolished family member. The pilings I stood on for the shot were those of the Chicago and North Western RR #3 which was dismantled in 1960 and used to be 2,040-feet long.
Looking up at the LEMP malting plant elevator. Look at that BRICKWORK!
Solvent pumping buildings, designed to explode upwards rather than outwards in an emergency, are forgotten near the milkweed.
Looking from a high window in the abandoned Ogilvie’s elevator across “The Kam”, the true size of the Starch Works is surprising.
In the background you can see the crane, which would in the weeks to follow bring all you see here to the ground.