Above the offices is this little section of factory that still has strips of wood flooring. This may be where the upholstery was cut.
Easier-to-demolish parts of the power plant were torched apart. Catwalks to nowhere meant lots of dead ends.
One of the paper warehouses, with snow blowing across the floors.
After climbing the elevator shaft to the illusive second level, a new pallet of colors were revealed.
Looking up at the network of elevators at the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Its train shed doors stand open under the void where conveyors should be. You can see where they used to connect on the left and right. The outside of the building is covered in racist graffiti.
This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.
A wooden mold sitting outside of the foundry.
Behind the barge unloader (a Webster for those grain tech nerds out here) that used to extract grain from docked boats. The ladders are fun to climb, even though they get warped and wavy in places. High in the elevator would have been a crane engine that would lift the unloader, packed with a bucket conveyor, while workers would manipulate the direction of the spout with ropes manually. The buckets would rotate, scraping and elevating the grain into the silos above. It’s a rare piece of equipment for the Great Lakes.
Allouez had already suffered one major fire. It didn’t need another–especially under Dock 1’s wooden approach.