The Tilston School,built in the late 1960s. In front of it is a memorial and model to the first schoolhouse. This building, however, has been turned into a kind of town dump. The classrooms are filled with mattresses and discarded tires and trash.
Grain is taken from the bottom of the silos through a conveyor in a tunnel. These blowers keep the air in the tunnel fresh.
The sidewalks are littered with rocks.
Downtown and the blight.
This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
Note the tiled floor between the bucket conveyors and an old mill.
Instructional film strips on the floor of a second floor closer.
One of my favorite photos of the ADM-Delmar #1 skyway, when it stood. Taken at sunset, with the reflection of the overcast sky in the remaining windows.
Looking at the ghost sign from a rust-locked cement conveyor that linked the silos with a packing warehouse.
The Calumet Elevator offices used to be flanked on both sides by rails. Now, only one side has engines running on it.