For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
Everyone loves water towers.
Atop Elevator ‘M’, formerly Cargill ‘O’.
A better look at the rails in the floor, installed to help move heavy equipment around the building.
When I looked out of the old mill, I couldn’t help but wonder what the hell was holding it all up.
The individual ovens are skinny to allow even and fast heating of the whole interior. Numbers are cut into signs because no paint could withstand the heat or corrosive emissions from the coking process.
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
Rocket propellant and coolant were stored underground adjacent to the missile silo. This is the hallway that connects the missile area to the propellant area. Walking in this area was nice because the floor was dry.