A mix of brick and stone construction where the stock house meets the cellars. The caves brought well water to the brewery and drained the refuse away, and the various sewer connections are visible here and tell the story of the company’s expansion above.
Wind-battered catwalk lights between the shaft house and headframe/rockhouse building.
The old boilers of the steam plant have been mostly gutted to remove loose asbestos.
Grain is taken from the bottom of the silos through a conveyor in a tunnel. These blowers keep the air in the tunnel fresh.
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
The headquarters for the plant was in the middle of it. It’s abandoned but well preserved–a strange sight in Gary, Indiana.
I like to think of this as a giant straw, through which the factory is slowly draining the earth, leaving nothing but reinforced concrete below…
Looking through the washer that is the first stop for the dredgings.