The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.
The mill was powered, in part, by water flowing through turbines under it. After the flow worked the industrial heart of the flour mill, it was exit to the Mississippi here.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
A staircase leads behind three of the dock chutes, seemingly to nowhere. The lower on the left held one end of a string of lights above the dock.
Watching the comings and goings of doctors, nurses and new patients was a mainstay of asylum routine; one can find it easy to imagine pale faces pressed against the block glass windows, staring out at the world moving past them.
2006. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2015 shot.
Electric Steel’s bins reflect the sunset.
The light next to this acid tank was perfect, thanks to a gaping hole in the roof.
The bridge here moved workers between the dock, the approach tracks, and refueling buildings.