Looking from the main shop into the boiler shop, one of three attached buildings that specialized in certain repairs. One thing that architectural photographers have to work with is an elongated “magic hour” with ideal shadowing and coloring–this photo is a result of that lighting.
A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.
The seminal architectural feature of the old hospital–the parts built by Illinois Central Railroad–was this staircase. Wide and graceful, adorned with paint chips and fire extinguishers, and leading from offices to surgical suites to the cafeteria.
ADM-Delmar #1- Maintainance Department. The stainless steel bits are part of the grain dryer added in the 1940s. The workhouse itself (the larger tower) was a dedicated Cleaning House, meaning that grain passed through both these buildings to be rid of dust, dirt and extra moisture before storage. In the foreground is the old ADM locker room and pipe department.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
One boat comes into port while three wait. The birds, fat from spilled grain, circle overhead. Arista 100.
A simple porcelain fountain in the original brewhouse. The water fountain, no doubt, is not original.
Strange graffiti in a side room. Someone was having fun…
A ruined platform on the railyard platform side of the warehouse.