Bayard Mill Bayard Sugar Mill, as seen from the old power plant Similar Images ...based on the tags: doors, shadows... …a little close for comfort. The layout and design of the buildings reminded me strongly of a brewery or distillery. To the right you can see some of the retrofits by the first lumber company to buy the buildings, in the 1970s. This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line. The right passageway is a carved staircase that winds upward to an old entrance. The left portal is one of the bigger and well-carved rooms… I would guess it’s part of the original caves. Numbers on a pillar counted tank capacity for a removed water container; an unhinged door in an unhinged factory beguiles those looking for an exit. When the Mitchell project is complete, I’ll miss the textures on the face of the boiler. In its last years, the church had a congregation of only about 100. It opened with 1.700… A series of interconnected offices that look like they hadn’t been painted in 40 years. From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky.