I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
Sunrise in the orphanage… between classrooms and whispers.
From the roof of the Clemens House, looking toward downtown St. Louis.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
The Peavey logo, before it rusted off and the offices were demolished.
Sarah below Cascade Park. This space was destroyed when the park flooded.
A delivery alley that cuts straight into the middle of the brewery complex.
Like many mill-style buildings of the time, the Twohy’s loading doors (in this case, the delivery wagon doors) opened to an elevator shaft. This design cut down on loading time, as long as the elevator was operational. Of course, if it was otherwise occupied, there could be no traffic through the exterior doors!
There were a few large houses on the Old Crow property where employees would live. The glen had little housing.