Miscellaneous math and strange instructions remain all across the shipment section walls. Sadly, this section likely fell into disrepair before the others.
One of the cupola air intakes, rattled loose by the demolition downstairs, hangs stranded on the second floor. You can see that the floor I’m standing on in this picture used to extend all the way to the right wall. The blue paint on the wall made the climb absolutely worth it.
Looking up at the LEMP malting plant elevator. Look at that BRICKWORK!
The largest room was the diesel laboratories, which tested various devices and fuel additives to make it safer to mine underground with diesel trucks and other machinery, such as at White Pine Mine, Michigan.
A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.
The back side of the hotel is plain, but for a fire escape.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
I am not sure, but I think this section was a storehouse; it has two ramps that connect the rail yard outside and the blacksmith shop. On all of the historic doors that face that part of the yard, signs caution workers to look out for cars…