The steam plant could be vertically traversed with this one-man belt driven elevator.
The Sun Rooms, or Common Rooms, reminded me of the Panopitcon turned inside-out.
Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.
The curving corridors flanking the Administration Tower are especially ornate, though the prison-like door betrays the real purpose of the building.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
A typical room in Birtle.
One boat comes into port while three wait. The birds, fat from spilled grain, circle overhead. Arista 100.
While the stokers are gone, the pipes bringing pulverized coal down were left.
An unplanned skylight. It’s unclear why some parts of the building had wooden roofing, while others were highly reinforced with brick.