Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
This bay would host boxcars as workers would fill them with the fruits of the factory.
A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated.
The turbine hall sported a beautiful Whiting gantry crane.
The walls are separating on the adobe house…
The front door to the auditorium.
Two of the remaining four towers in the projects. Throughout our time there we saw and heard squatters inside and chose not to go in. What do you call a smart choice made in the midst of a dumb choice? There should be a word for that.
Looking at the rear of the mill, through dead vines and barbed wire.
Frontenac’s shaft house is well preserved, compared to all other around it. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100