This elevator was built in 1922 and was used until the passing rails were removed in the mid-1970s.
The buildings were level with one another, so one could look through as many as a dozen factory floors from one window.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
This is the building with the water tower on top, full of Barcol stuff that did not sell at auction and not worth the trouble to scrap.
Because painted signs would not hold up in this spot–in between four ovens that were literally hot enough to melt steel inside. Solution: Cut the pipe labels into the sheet metal. Seems to have worked.
The first step of the filtering process is being spun through this tube.
At the extreme eastern end of the plant is a bank of modern concrete silos. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.