This seemed to be the newest building on the property.
The grain-centric buildings had automatic fire doors.
The mill was powered, in part, by water flowing through turbines under it. After the flow worked the industrial heart of the flour mill, it was exit to the Mississippi here.
Standing where the Standard Oil’s boiler used to sit; the coal room is on the right, and would have been filled from trackside.
ADM overshadows the Meal Elevator. The cleared area behind is now home to Surley Brewery.
One of a few dozen steel bed frames left in the rubble of the collapsing building.
There are a few campers parked in the abandoned buildings around the NAD. I am guessing that they were once a more secure place to store such things OR they have always been wide open, and this was a quick and free way to dump unwanted toys.
A small bunker and blast wall between shell-loading buildings would have provided shelter during disasters, such as tornados, accidental explosions, and perhaps even enemy attacks.
Considering the side of Boiler #3’s firebox, where it meets the boiler (between the cylinders). The top piece is where the exhaust is sucked into the chimney, one chimney for each pair of boilers.