This is a great example of a combination rock house; the silos below used to fill trains with ore dropped from mine cars pulled to the top of the structure.
I am not sure what this machine does, but I have a hunch that it husks and cleans the sugar beets as they come into the plant. It is certainly the biggest single piece of equipment in any of the mills.
Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.
Compressors and turbines over the Eagle River.
Water vapor was collected and condensed to be reused in other processes. Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7
When I moved from the roof back into the upper floors of the distillery, the plants growing out of the masonry caught my eye. It’s 60 feet up, but looks like it could be an old wall.
Part of the grain dust venting system, dislodged from its place above the dumping hatches under the grain cribs.
Under the steam engine in the lower engine room–the camera is mounted right over the beginning of the cam shaft.
‘Consumers Brewery’ set in the brewhouse staircase.