Looking at ADM-Delmar #4, #1 and Kurth from the Meal Storage Elevator at sunset on one of the warmer days of December. Note the graffiti “United Crushers” that gave the big elevator its common name among locals. Also, Harris Machinery is sitting in the lower-left corner, awaiting word of its next use.
A splash of pink across an otherwise boring sign caught my eye in the old elevator.
Looking up at the LEMP malting plant elevator. Look at that BRICKWORK!
Peering through the glass in the Hoist Operator’s cab, stained with graffiti. The cable and reels can be seen through the glass… these are now gone.
The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
The building on the right was where parts not assembled onto vehicles would be set in crates for shipment.
In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.
This floor of the workhouse had corkscrew conveyors–big augers–in the floor to move material around. Most of the walls that were metal were missing, leaving the concrete structure and open doors.