These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
A wounded flour mill, muscled into the corner to keep out of the way.
Looking out of the brewhouse toward the river.
Grain is taken from the bottom of the silos through a conveyor in a tunnel. These blowers keep the air in the tunnel fresh.
This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
The vibrant colors clashed with the silent hotel.
Some of the earlier buildings were dressed up with brick facades.
The laundry building, where many of the tunnels came to an end. It looks very East Coast industrial to me.
One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.