Ruined Spiral Stair Another ruined spiral staircase in the mill. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, chutes, rusty, spiral-staircases, staircases... Most of the control panels were faceless. No doubt, they were parted out to keep other sugar mills alive. The well-worn chair in one larry’s operator cab, next to an overgrown coke battery. Old boathouses near the dock. A brewmaster’s desk leans beside a long-disused stainless steel kettle. The staircase above goes to another level of kettles, which are visibly older. Installed in 1904 at the center of the plant, this is one of two batteries of boilers. Being in Oshkosh, heat was very important to keeping labor moving in the cold months. It seems someone planned on stealing the fridge, but gave up on the second floor. One thing that struck me as a midwesterner in the South was the vines. They seem to be able to completely cover a building when left alone for a few decades. A few of the stalls in the older section of the roundhouse, the noon sky peeking in. A closeup of the now-scrapped steel chute.