Since this picture was taken, the roof has totally collapsed in this area.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
This is the building where the corn mash would be boiled in stainless steel kettles, now gone.
Between two brick buildings is a metal one with many windows set into it. Having been in many mills of similar design, I conjecture that this was the milling building, where machines ground the corn before it was boiled.
Noontime light, long criticized for the boring shadows it grants photographers, comes into its own sometimes.
Sliding fireproof doors and an old hydrant at Harlowton’s old yards.
The winch that hauled the sea leg, a decide to unload grain from waiting boats and barges.
A look straight down into the chutes were taconite pellets would dump into the dock hoppers. Rebar was a safety measure to keep workers from being buried alive, were they to slip into the holes.
In an era where smoking was ubiquitous and sexy, smoking stations had to be a part of the job, even at an explosives factory.