Standing where the Final Assembly Building used to hum and staring across the former site of the Sheet Metal and Spring buildings. Today, of course, the Foundry is gone as well, so you’d be looking across Prairie Ave.
In a now-demolished building, a skylight begins to separate.
“Crunch, crunch, crunch,” said the ground. “I know,” I replied.
Looking up at the LEMP malting plant elevator. Look at that BRICKWORK!
The power pulley that ran air compressors straight off of the steam plant’s axel.
The hike to the village is steep. This is looking into the valley from the halfway point.
San Luis may not be a ghost town, but it’s aspiring by all indications. Luckily, it’s close enough to Cuba, NM to hang onto life, unlike the other ghost towns down the road.
One of my favorite signs, informing workers about to descend into the open-top grain bins about basic procedures. This was in ADM-Annex 1 (connected to the cleaning house via skyway), so it will never be seen again, unless the sign lands luckily when the elevator is demolished.
An impressive message for graffiti in a Detroit warehouse, but then again look at these steam pumps. Over-built and under-appreciated.