Note the large belt pulley in the center of the frame. Follow the axel it’s on and you’ll see several belts still attached to the drive, which was originally steam-driven.
Between two brick buildings is a metal one with many windows set into it. Having been in many mills of similar design, I conjecture that this was the milling building, where machines ground the corn before it was boiled.
I’ve written it before, but I like observing the way buildings change in terms of new windows, bricked up doors, and so on, and thinking of how their forms change to reflect the work inside of them.
A look at the Longmont Sugar Mill in May 2014.
The mine was built with stone, wood, and steel. It’s in good condition.
A Kiva is an underground, or partly underground, chamber for ceremonies.
Two steel hoppers supported by counterweights and springs, which were used to weigh incoming grain loads before being deposited in the silos beneath this floor. Garner is another way to say “big measuring tank”, if you were wondering. I fell in love with all the tubes and chutes on this floor.
One of the prettier Humphry Manlifts in Minneapolis, in my opinion.
Circa-1960s graffiti. Someone got their ass kicked.