Power-up to cool down… would have been nice on the hot day I climbed on top of this machine.
This is a great example of a combination rock house; the silos below used to fill trains with ore dropped from mine cars pulled to the top of the structure.
The factory was utterly vertical.
An exit from the concourse.
A little catwalk gives access to the most important gauges in the building. Behind them are huge vents and fans. I bet it got steamy in here.
Park Insurance Agency is no longer in business, nor would you be able to dial that phone number.
Another ruined spiral staircase in the mill.
End of the paint line. After reading Father Action’s excellent-as-always writeup about his adventures here, I was pretty cautious around big spinning alarms. (See http://www.actionsquad.org/fordII1.html)
Looking past the Osborn along the side of the Hughitt Slip, where there have always been grain elevators for more than 100 years.