This roof hasn’t budged under the weight of snow, instead it just filters-through the light onto the floor.
Looking toward a void–formerly a hallway to the mineshaft–now a hole in the ground.
2011. Harris Machinery as seen from the roof of ADM-Delmar Elevator #4.
While the maps name this the compressor house, I believe, based on its size and number of heavy machine mounts, that it also housed the pumps to drain the mine.
Demolition about 50% complete.
Frontenac’s shaft house is well preserved, compared to all other around it. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
Judging from old pictures and maps, raw ore was dumped through these hatches, stamped into a rough powder, and hastily sorted before sending the best ore to the mill. Mills charged by tons of rock sent to them, so it did not pay to send them obvious tails.
Artifacts from the days this was a furniture factory and warehouse.
This door led to a now-demolished skyway crossing Minnehaha Ave connecting the brewhouse to Fermentation, also demolished.