This sawtooth roof collapsed months later under the weight of an early snow.
ADM-Delmar #1- Maintainance Department. The stainless steel bits are part of the grain dryer added in the 1940s. The workhouse itself (the larger tower) was a dedicated Cleaning House, meaning that grain passed through both these buildings to be rid of dust, dirt and extra moisture before storage. In the foreground is the old ADM locker room and pipe department.
There are so many pipes i the factory–I wonder how many people knew where they all went, in the days these machines operated at capacity.
The corner of the original buildings still carry the Lemp logo!
Wintertime is quiet, except for the planes overhead.
The building on the right was where parts not assembled onto vehicles would be set in crates for shipment.
To make sure the tourists aren’t scared off, the city painted the side of the elevator with one of its historic names.
The office building was fancy compared to the utilitarian factory behind it. My favorite part was the logo crown.
The first step of the filtering process is being spun through this tube.