A tore-up Colorado Southern Railway sign and the majestic (in an industrial sense) Argo Mill. Go. On. The. Tour. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
#67, one of the only lockers that is not crunched to the point it refuses to open. In the corner of the small office area.
A sign facing the city on an exterior wall–a sort of motivational poster.
In an era where smoking was ubiquitous and sexy, smoking stations had to be a part of the job, even at an explosives factory.
In the back of the warehouse is the old incinerator, probably used to destroy kegs that could not be reused.
This is part of the oldest section of factory, one that hasn’t had a roof in a long time and all usable equipment has been extracted. The machines pictured would spin sliced beets in boiling water… it was a sealed system before someone cut holes on sides of each unit.
Chutes from a hundred machines interconnect to more machines and chutes on a dozen factory floors.
I couldn’t help but include this ghost sign for a demolished motel…
The Brown Hotel still stands, but has recently gone out of business again. One of the nice things about historic buildings in New Mexico, though, is things tend to stay around a lot longer than if they were subjected to lots of rain and snow. It will probably be reopened eventually.