Old Ward Heavy wood doors for keeping people in. Similar Images ...based on the tags: dark, dirty, doors, graffiti, hallways, no-smoking, peeling-paint, peepholes, signs... All electrical rooms were surrounded by walls, for obvious reasons. Now all the walls are gone, for reasons less obvious. Power-up to cool down… would have been nice on the hot day I climbed on top of this machine. These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too. The elevator works on gravity… this is where a conveyor belt was to move the grain toward the main elevator to be loaded into ships. I found a meth lab in this building once. (Yes, I called it in.) 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. Two windows above the slate Grand Staircase reflect let a little blue sky skip off the black. Heavy steel doors to isolate the underground magnetic separation mill from Eagle Mine’s main tunnel. 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.