General Mills bought Consolidated Elevator’s “D” in 1943 and renamed it “A,” though no additional elevators have followed from that firm to date. Visible on the right is the first annex, built along with the elevator in 1909.
It seems like this pipe was made to return dust to the collector in the main workhouse from the annex.
Standing on a caustic tank with my head out a roof hatch, I look at the sign of the last brand to be produced here.
A wounded flour mill, muscled into the corner to keep out of the way.
There were bins with hundreds of spools in them in the basement.
The sluice room was surrounded in fine grating. The company would want to finely control when the doors would be opened so the gold could be removed under supervision. No yellow bonus for the working man…
This is what the complex looks like today to the bare eye. Dull, monochrome, quiet.
The steam plant could be vertically traversed with this one-man belt driven elevator.
Looking down a manlift on the ore dock side of the elevator. It’s a belt-less belt-o-vator!