On the left is the 1907 elevator section and its 1926 expansion is on the right. Interesting how the century-old silos seem to be faring better. Windows provided light to the underground conveyor tunnels, which were used to bring grain out of the silos by gravity.
In a strange loft next to the brewhouse are these twin kettles, which seem much older than the main kettles in the brewhouse.
This is how the warehouse looks today.
Sunrise over Mill Hell, and all of Kurth’s various skyways. The elevators in the foreground date to the mid-1920s, Electric Steel is behind and is a little earlier than that.
Glowing observation windows–and someone forgot to lock a patient’s door…
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured.
Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.
Peeling paint reveals the room numbers of the past. Kodak Trix-400 on Canon T40.