Melhoir Ruins Looking out of the biggest cave into the shell of the burned brewery, almost 125 years after it was destroyed by fire. Similar Images ...based on the tags: caves, ruins, trees... Ducking the steam lines overhead between the mixers and compressors, a water tower says “good morning,” right past the slack power lines. This is the sleepy uptown of the war city. In the far back of the cellars there are some old bottles. This arch shows an old entrance to the cellars, now collapsed. The old way to get to the elevator from the mill. The wood-braced structures descending the hill connected the La Crosse Tunnel to the mill in Central City. To see a picture of an aerial tram in action, see at my Treasure Mountain article. A 16-minute exposure from the roof of an abandoned building shows the aurora borealis and streaking stars. The EPA has been doing work on and off over the past few years, digging up the foundations of the demolished steel mill to clean up the site. The office was redder than the rest of the building. Demolished coke furnaces. See my article on ACME Coke in Chicago to get a feeling for what this looked like before it got knocked down. Every walking path was strewn with debris. It was hard to imagine that all that was inside once.