On the outside of the steel silos and headhouse is a riveted bulge that does not look like the silos. Inside is this elevator, a rudimentary (read: dangerous) and old (read: dangerous) freight elevator.
The main shaft’s cable spooled with bird castings belies the fact that lives used to dangle from its steel-wound strength. Arrows on the circles would indicate the mine level the cars were currently at.
The office building was fancy compared to the utilitarian factory behind it. My favorite part was the logo crown.
One of Martinsdale’s defunct businesses perpendicular to the depot. Recall that Martinsdale is a T-town.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
This building seemed like a pump house or compressor house. It was full of empty concrete mounts.
Dominion was acquired by UGG, which designated the elevator ‘M’. Their offices still have safety signage.
Global Trading remarked the building in the mid-60s, but far above the door is the old ‘Detroit Shipbuilding’ paint, though it’s faint nowadays.
My favorite picture from the mills. These charts remind me of star charts or orbiting planets.