These dump cars moved copper ore to the top of the furnaces… it’s about two stories above ground level.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
One of the staircases that connected the lab, the plant, and the offices.
This bay would host boxcars as workers would fill them with the fruits of the factory.
When not running 24 hours a day during a campaign, the plant was being repaired. Every sugar mill has a large shop and parts room for those times.
A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
This skyway, built to help seal off two parts of the complex during an out of control fire, was probably too rotten to burn by the time I saw it.
Looking through the boards of the boarded windows.