This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
The top floor’s old-fashioned hospital ways were too much to pass without a photo or two… with the paint falling off the walls it was as if the building was shedding its skin in an effort to become rejuvenated or useful.
The workshop sat below the main working floor and had serious power going to it.
Standing on the ruins of the former sister dock, looking back at the soon-to-be-demolished family member. The pilings I stood on for the shot were those of the Chicago and North Western RR #3 which was dismantled in 1960 and used to be 2,040-feet long.
Bayard Sugar Mill, as seen from the old power plant
The old movie theatre sign was sitting right inside the sealed front doors.
The scale of the grain hoppers helps tell the story of how large Hamm’s was in its day.
A simple porcelain fountain in the original brewhouse. The water fountain, no doubt, is not original.
A late look at the brewhouse, long after the stainless steel tanks were scrapped.