The scale of the grain hoppers helps tell the story of how large Hamm’s was in its day.
The cold air collided with the sun-warmed water on the floor, filling the ground floor of the Keg House with thick fog…
Fire doors separate the buildings.
The offices, cleared out pending fire inspection. Now it’s full of stuff again.
The crumbling building barely contained the colors inside of it.
A typical stretch of the assembly line.
The main stage and the retired (and in this instance, scrambled) marquee that will be repaired and reinstalled above Superior Street. A former manager of the building I used to photograph Nopeming with told me that the letters for the Art Deco tower are stored somewhere in the NorShor to this day, but I did not see them (and frankly, I doubt it).
This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
The elevator works on gravity… this is where a conveyor belt was to move the grain toward the main elevator to be loaded into ships.