Last Staircase This was not always the top of the elevator. Similar Images ...based on the tags: demolition, roofless, shadows, staircases, wooden... One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this. Here, the concentrated gold (and silver, and zinc, I would guess) would be loaded into trucks bound for the smelter. No ambiguity here… miners, check in at this office. A tight-winding wooden staircase leads to where the ropes are tied above the stage. I am standing next to the big old film speakers while taking this. A wounded flour mill, muscled into the corner to keep out of the way. Shadows cast by the ropes, counterweights, and backdrops. The train loading tower (left), and elevators. Check out that giant flagpole/lightning rod. ADM overshadows the Meal Elevator. The cleared area behind is now home to Surley Brewery. My favorite shot from the trip. Later in its life, the plant was converted to burn its own byproducts, but it seems this was designed as a coal hopper.