One chute drops grain on a conveyor for storage in the north silo cluster, while another is ready to deposit the flow where the conveyor cannot reach. Instead of engineering the belt to trip in reverse, the silos under the workhouses have their own chutes.
One of the many exposed steam tunnels, unearthed by erosion and broken into by farm tractors and bored kids.
Christmas lights from the time Island Station was an art studio lean against a rusty boiler.
Looking at the tallest part of the plant from a skeletal loading dock. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
The King Elevator is connected by a manlift and this spiral staircase. The manlift was down–can you believe it? Note the cool turns in the vertical railings. Arista 100 on 120.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
A one-of-a-kind installation in Armour’s otherwise gutted engine house.
Police tape marks were kids got hurt in the past… probably from falling from the unstable catwalk above.
The Osborn Block is the prettiest building you’ve never seen in the Twin Ports.