While the last of the Studebaker production buildings were being demolished, I visited again. Here’s a shot taken shortly after the demolition crew left for the day.
This is what it might have looked like if a new Ford descended in the elevator with its headlights on. As seen from the Mississippi side–the opposite portal faces the sand mine.
Everyone loves water towers.
The hoist room, before it was used for storage.
The blast pit carried the smoke and flame from the rocket motor away from the other base buildings.
One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this.
The building behind Daisy was demolished, leaving these tanks and a pointless conveyorway. Now it’s bricked (see over door near right corner of mill) and the tanks are exposed to the elements. There are a few holes in the area that have a healthy drop, so you should avoid the area.
The old truck scale sits in the middle of what was Nettleton Avenue Slip.
The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work.