The left wall is stacked high with wooden crates holding spools. Tags hang on machines describing the last batch of silk the mill ever produced.
A broken window looking through the First Aid Room and into the Control Room in charge of directing grain into ships. You can see one of the large conveyors on the right, clad in green. Chutes and staircases intertwine seemingly randomly through the big empty spaces.
In the soft wood of the machine, an employee left their mark.
Now, to add a human scale.
On the extended engine bay…
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
On first impression it might look like a funky mailbox, but trust me on this one; it’s a flour bolter chute. In flour milling, “bolting” means sifting the flour through successively smaller screens.
Looking up the tallest structure left at ACME.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.