Stoker Notes In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985. Similar Images ...based on the tags: boilers, carvings, graffiti, numbers, wooden, worker-graffiti... The guard shack protecting the Nike launch pad. One of the clusters of elevators. Doors would open on both sides so that vehicles could be moved through them if necessary. There is only one set of stairs in the whole building. Even without the kettles the Hamm’s brewhouse is beautifully lit, ornamented architecturally and begging for photographers to remember it. The historic entrance of the mill, alongside the (relatively) new Great Western offices. The taller of the two smokestacks on site. Note the crack around its crown. Circa-1960s graffiti. Someone got their ass kicked. An ad hoc scrawl remembers some long-done project. A handmade sign tracks the progress through the current beet campaign. For this factory, it was about 30 years ago. Perhaps the idea was to pit shifts against each other. This section of the production floor was constantly dripping. Someone had laid down giant plastic sheeting to attempt to protect the lower floors, but it hasn’t worked.