Two steel hoppers supported by counterweights and springs, which were used to weigh incoming grain loads before being deposited in the silos beneath this floor. Garner is another way to say “big measuring tank”, if you were wondering. I fell in love with all the tubes and chutes on this floor.
A washout two thirds of the way down the tram gave me a place to relax in the thin air.
Workers in the basement tunnels had to communicate with the workhouse operators 100 feet above and vice versa. Alarms and bells were installed to signal trouble over the sound of the elevator machinery.
Looking from one workhouse at another, with the other residents of Mill Hell falling into place as the distance grows. Across the rail yard you can see Froedert Malt elevator and Calumet.
A small upper level was accessible via ladder through the hole in this ceiling. Ben for scale.
The gothic landing between balcony and classroom level and the ground floor.
A shuttered house at the end of the block doesn’t even have boards on it anymore.