The Dock 5 sign at track level. Probably as an aid to sailors reboarding their vessels.
Two small generators connected to a Frick steam engine.
Beside the shaft building are two fans on skids, indicating they were used underground.
A colorful makeshift wall.
Before developers saw to cut and cut the flour mills inside Pillsbury, they stood at the ready beside various purposeful chutes the traversed the floors of between sorters. These machines were belt-driven by the power of Pillsbury’s Mississippi headraces and turbines, the force of which notoriously shook the building’s foundations themselves. The wheels would change the grade of the flour, or the size of the dust produced from crushing the kernels.
The new steel door of the diesel car shops, built in 1948 and used through the 1960s, as seen from the service pit. On the top of the photograph you can see the exhaust vent.
The final ball mill in the Chain O’ Mines concentrator. Behind it was a bucket of steel balls.
Holes were cut into the floor to extract equipment from the basements. it was interesting to see the I-beams extending through all the levels of Studebaker.
Park Insurance Agency is no longer in business, nor would you be able to dial that phone number.