The headquarters for the plant was in the middle of it. It’s abandoned but well preserved–a strange sight in Gary, Indiana.
A self portrait from more than a decade ago.
Some sort of materials handling building, judging by the construction.
The bits with handles are the filters with screens of different sizes. Larger grain particles would be stopped at the top for further reduction via the mills, while the powder at the bottom would be run through another bolter–one of the refinement stages in flour production.
Inside the office was a small furnace and a collection of mechanical belts. You can see “SERVICE AT COST” and “POOL 168” in the background.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
Construction in 2014 reveals a lost stone sign.
Wintertime is quiet, except for the planes overhead.
In the days before a centralized fire alarm system, coded whistle blasts would warn when and where a fire broke out.