The trees were so overgrown, it was difficult to see the hotel at all from the road.
When the ship loaders were added, a doorway was cut through the metal silo to make a room for the grain handling equipment. Note the dust sensor in the corner of the torch-cut archway.
Judging from old pictures and maps, raw ore was dumped through these hatches, stamped into a rough powder, and hastily sorted before sending the best ore to the mill. Mills charged by tons of rock sent to them, so it did not pay to send them obvious tails.
The interior of one of the curved corridors that connect two wards. Note the original floor’s hand-laid tile pattern. Portra 160.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
This is where the transformers were housed. Note the steel tracks in the floor for moving equipment around the building.
On the upper floors where the sunlight is yellow–the color of flour dust, once exposed to the elements.
Looking from one workhouse at another, with the other residents of Mill Hell falling into place as the distance grows. Across the rail yard you can see Froedert Malt elevator and Calumet.