One of the principal businesses in McConnell was a farm implement and lumber store. This is too new to have been bought there, but I like that it’s still on the edge of town. It’s more comfortable than the emptiness beyond, that used to be a little prairie town.
One of a pair of poles to hold the electric lines for the streetcars entering and exiting the tunnel.
One of the many fireproof bridges connecting the factory sections, one way to prevent fires from spreading throughout the plant.
All electrical rooms were surrounded by walls, for obvious reasons. Now all the walls are gone, for reasons less obvious.
Looking out of the American diesel crane at the gantry crane that ran the length of the dock.
The former express concourse, as seen in 2005.
Taking a midwinter hike in Cramer after a blizzard and ice storm was my idea. Do my friends seem upset to you? Mamiya GA645 / Kodak Pro 400
General Mills bought Consolidated Elevator’s “D” in 1943 and renamed it “A,” though no additional elevators have followed from that firm to date. Visible on the right is the first annex, built along with the elevator in 1909.