The boiler room has four big boilers in it, which seems like overkill. No wonder this plant could supply power to the works and the town at full capacity!
Watch your head, say the colors. This side of the plant is apparently still standing and is owned by the city.
This sea leg was installed to unload grain boats. It’s pretty much a big bucket elevator that can be moved and lowered into waiting boats.
These steam powered pumps were integral to the cooling of the meat packing plant next door.
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.
One evening I spent an hour lighting tea candles through the tunnels below the elevator. It was a magical transformation.
A bank of vertical filing cabinets, probably dating to National Guard days.
A collapsing and unstable building.
Because the shaft is nearly vertical, rocks riding inside shift a lot. To keep them from breaking down the door and raining into the shaft.