The new dining room is still set up for the Twelve Step meetings that took place here a few years ago.
The bits with handles are the filters with screens of different sizes. Larger grain particles would be stopped at the top for further reduction via the mills, while the powder at the bottom would be run through another bolter–one of the refinement stages in flour production.
I was squatting overnight in one of the buildings and woke up with the sunrise. This is what I woke up to.
Giant ingredient hoppers stand on a concrete floor covered in peeled paint.
This is a great example of a combination rock house; the silos below used to fill trains with ore dropped from mine cars pulled to the top of the structure.
A view of the hallway outside of the auditorium.
I like to imagine this as an old-timey radio microphone.
The generator room was state of the art when it was installed, allowing the complex to use motors and electric lighting ahead of its competitors.
One of two control towers that reached over the lake. The control panel here was used to move the conveyors over the ship’s hold doors, adjust flow of the taconite, and so on.