Buckets in the Grind Room The basement of the laboratories is the home of the ore grinder. I’m sure it was noisy. Similar Images ...based on the tags: benches, buckets, chutes, dirty, grimy, letters... Sleeping bags mark this former courtyard as a crash pad for the local homeless. In a strange loft next to the brewhouse are these twin kettles, which seem much older than the main kettles in the brewhouse. Wind took the spring melt on the trees growing in taconite pellets and made it airborne. Loading chutes in the background. On the boarded-up first floor of the house proper near the door to the chapel, the last pew sites next to a wet box of Bibles. A burned and rusted control panel in the corner of the new hoist room. The glow from the city is bright enough to read by. Miners would sit in this room before going into the mine. The boards on the right indicated whether every single miner was “in” or “out”. It seems that the sawdust would be shot into a dust collector above the powerplant and burned. Installed in 1904 at the center of the plant, this is one of two batteries of boilers. Being in Oshkosh, heat was very important to keeping labor moving in the cold months.