The newer tunnels were fitted with these fluorescent lights, although some skylights (block glass embedded in skywalks) let in some natural light during the day.
These dump cars moved copper ore to the top of the furnaces… it’s about two stories above ground level.
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.
A scrapped steam turbine, perhaps. In the background you can see a gutted casing for another turbine.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today.
This room’s trim was unlike the others. Perhaps it was for a live in supervisor.
Everyone loves water towers.
The Peavey logo, before it rusted off and the offices were demolished.