These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.
Standing between pockets 1 and 2. You brought hearing protection, right?
A 8-foot-tall volume indicator that could be read from across the beet boiler floor–convenient when the controls are 20 feet away.
There big filters helped the mill sort through the flour, for additional milling, for example.
A buck-fifty shot for a postcard stand. Taken from the Stone Arch Bridge.
A siren near the main road. Is it an air raid siren?
The control room for the whole of the plant. Sinterband here means one of the sintering lines. Temperatures, gasses, mixtures, speeds, and so on were centrally controlled here.
Some warnings on the older battery which was visibly older than its eastern counterpart. This set of batteries had no railing between the side of the ovens and a long drop onto railroad tracks… I like this picture because it shows the effects of the heat and corrosive gasses on the area around the ovens.
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.