Looking up at the most conspicuous graffiti in the city on ADM #4.
Candy jar molds, in the far corner of the paint shop.
This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
One of my favorite signs, informing workers about to descend into the open-top grain bins about basic procedures. This was in ADM-Annex 1 (connected to the cleaning house via skyway), so it will never be seen again, unless the sign lands luckily when the elevator is demolished.
The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.
A century-old ghost sign for Royal House Flour was preserved after a building is built above and through it! Looking from the north annex elevator toward the headhouse.
A switch for the yard engines, now on the edge of the property where nobody will find it.
Captured bolts for a pressure cooker on an industrial scale.
Behind the main shaft is this familiar industrial sight… a running count of days since the last injury.