The last time the city sealed this door, they must have been changing out old road signs.
The Comm Room’s portals once supported many more conduits.
Only two machines sit on the rails in the roundhouse, both oil cars. It’s not clear whether there’s anything inside either, but they have to have been placed here before 1970, when the turntable outside these numbered doors was removed.
Blue plastic siding filters the summer sun, giving the otherwise reddish-brown interior a splash of color.
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.
Looking out at the town water tower (which I love) from the sugar mill (which I also love).
A 8-foot-tall volume indicator that could be read from across the beet boiler floor–convenient when the controls are 20 feet away.
Frontier Gas is a former (?) gas station chain. Chain O’ mines reused a scrapped sign to mark their mill. Under the paint you can barely make out: GLORY HOLE GOLD MILL.
A closeup of one of the winding machines that found itself under a leaky section of roof.