This section retains water and is mostly shaded, so moss has found a way to live in the concrete.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
A typical narrow hallway at Birtle.
The flour mill (rear) and its elevators. The taller elevator was moved here in 1955, when the Harrisons bought it from Federal, who declared it surplus. The smaller elevator replaced an earlier smaller warehouse in 1926. Taken shortly after dawn. This one picture made the drive worth it, for me. Medium Format.
The old movie theatre sign was sitting right inside the sealed front doors.
…somebody get the number of that truck! Near the Day Rooms in the Paying Patient ward.
An old stoker in a power plant that was abandoned long before the mill next to it, by all indications. Sugar mills burned dry beet pulp pellets for fuel.
For some time, tugboats were stored next to the elevator.