The scale of the grain hoppers helps tell the story of how large Hamm’s was in its day.
The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
Looking into the half-demolished, half-dismantled conveyor for the sea leg.
A 8-foot-tall volume indicator that could be read from across the beet boiler floor–convenient when the controls are 20 feet away.
Devan setting up his 4×5 camera.
Above my head while taking this picture was the seal of the Department of the Interior.
Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos.
A passing cloud almost looks like a puff of smoke from the trimmed smokestack of Consolidated D. In the lower corner you can see a little Stonehenge that someone with a sense of humor and heavy equipment built.
This section of the production floor was constantly dripping. Someone had laid down giant plastic sheeting to attempt to protect the lower floors, but it hasn’t worked.