Peeling paint reveals the room numbers of the past. Kodak Trix-400 on Canon T40.
Without their walls these Solvent Recovery Line buildings look like blast walls. Their concrete inner structures were part of the design so if there was an explosion inside it would ‘blow out’ with a puff instead of a bang. Now most of these are demolished or overgrown.
Wagons and horses were kept in the building on the left, separate from the rest of the complex in case of fire. In the distance is the boiler house, separate for the same reason.
Either the company was pulling parts from this evaporator to use as parts for other plants, or the last thing the workers did was to get this machine ready for the next campaign. Either way, plans changed.
When boiling beet juice accidentally spills from the gas-fired tanks two feet away, you better be wearing some of these, or bye-bye legs.
Sluice tables stretch into the darkness.
The many levels of catwalks make for a place where you can look from the ground floor to the roof, about 4 stories up.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
Wide stairs between the ground, the mine shaft, and the dry house.