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.
On the extended engine bay…
Demolition about 50% complete.
The taller of the two smokestacks on site. Note the crack around its crown.
The Cross of Loraine served as the international symbol of tuberculosis; it was traditional to find these on sanatorium smokestacks like this, which was part of the old steam plant, behind the Refractory.
Inside the Beulah elevator were all of the original notices and notices. These are instructions for filling rail cars with flour sacks.
The hoist signal dangling beside the modern mine shaft would ring a bell next to the giant electric motors that would send the men and machinery into the underground.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
Looking from the brewhouse at the death of its sister building, across Minnehaha.