When the bank burned, it was demolished except for the vault, which sits behind the depot.
A shallow creek traces Illinois Gulch toward the Chain O’ Mines mill. Ball mills are laid out in the sun.
One leg of the headframe meets the hoist house. Two cranes are rusted in place.
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.
This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
A long exposure under the trestle-like approach to the dock, under which trains still pass regularly.
The offices for the Five Roses elevator have long been boarded. To the left you can see the Manitoba Pool Elevator slogan, “Service at Cost”, meaning they would not make profit off farmers and dues.
Sometime soon, maybe in early 2016, someone will have this view from their office or condo.