This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
Two steel hoppers supported by counterweights and springs, which were used to weigh incoming grain loads before being deposited in the silos beneath this floor. Garner is another way to say “big measuring tank”, if you were wondering. I fell in love with all the tubes and chutes on this floor.
The missiles were stored without fuel, to help prevent mishaps. This is the fuel pumping building and one of the tanks.
The back of the mill reads “Red River Milling Company”
The skyway in the bottom of the picture is now gone.
Kansas is known for tornados. Think ‘Wizard of Oz’. That, considered with the fact that the workers were surrounded by bombs and bomb making materials called for lots of earthen shelters, just in case.
A wounded flour mill, muscled into the corner to keep out of the way.