Silverton’s elevator, pictured here, is still active.
1950s safety posters about static and proper footware hide in remote offices, where the curious haven’t stolen them… yet.
The bricks routinely fell from the walls, like seeds falling from trees. On a smaller scale, new walls grew from the floors.
“Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and historian.
Laundry chute to the basement, as seen on the top floor.
Some warnings on the older battery which was visibly older than its eastern counterpart. This set of batteries had no railing between the side of the ovens and a long drop onto railroad tracks… I like this picture because it shows the effects of the heat and corrosive gasses on the area around the ovens.
Depending on the position of the valve, flour could be routed from the filtering process back into a mill.