This is part of the oldest section of factory, one that hasn’t had a roof in a long time and all usable equipment has been extracted. The machines pictured would spin sliced beets in boiling water… it was a sealed system before someone cut holes on sides of each unit.
Even without the kettles the Hamm’s brewhouse is beautifully lit, ornamented architecturally and begging for photographers to remember it.
2005. A skyway connecting two Which tube carried the beer? I hope it’s the big one!
A sheik mustard-yellow paint scheme across the roofless engine house goes great with the industrial moss and rust.
The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.
Disabled forklift… I think it’s a Clark.
The first step of the filtering process is being spun through this tube.
An emergency slide to help workers evacuate the blending house in an emergency.
In the Lime House, the sunset picked-up the last light of day to make this image. Lime is used in the beet sugar refinement process to reduce the acidity of the beet juice mixture.