There’s a chair in there… on the auditorium balcony.
A fireproof room in the basement, perhaps for ammunition storage at one time.
Look both ways, people.
This building cleaned the barrels that transported ingredients through the plant.
Hard to find your seat when it doesn’t know its own name.
The basement of the asylum was a strange place. Take, this fireplace, for instance, in an otherwise barren room. Random cinderblock (left) has created a little room behind the fireplace. To round out the strangeness, a toilet was plumbed into the middle of the space. Note the stone foundations.
The primitive chair caught the falling plaster.
Behind the barge unloader (a Webster for those grain tech nerds out here) that used to extract grain from docked boats. The ladders are fun to climb, even though they get warped and wavy in places. High in the elevator would have been a crane engine that would lift the unloader, packed with a bucket conveyor, while workers would manipulate the direction of the spout with ropes manually. The buckets would rotate, scraping and elevating the grain into the silos above. It’s a rare piece of equipment for the Great Lakes.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.