The bathtub fell into the basement, ala The Miller’s Tale. That’s right. Chaucer.
There big filters helped the mill sort through the flour, for additional milling, for example.
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.
The last wooden school chair survives—almost intact—by being jammed between a pipe and the ceiling of the boiler room.
These houses was built by hard rock miners in the early 1900s.
A heavy steel rail door to help funnel explosions upward, rather than outward.
Artifacts from the days this was a furniture factory and warehouse.
The bits with handles are the filters with screens of different sizes. Larger grain particles would be stopped at the top for further reduction via the mills, while the powder at the bottom would be run through another bolter–one of the refinement stages in flour production.
In the power house corner is this gratuitously gigantic doorway. It used to be even bigger, too, as indicated by the brick arch another foot over the top windows.