For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
A little catwalk gives access to the most important gauges in the building. Behind them are huge vents and fans. I bet it got steamy in here.
The stone chapel sits beside the main house and received a particularly heavy dose of gothic architectural touches.
The concrete walls, heavy steel blast doors, and plastic roof tell me that this was one of the shell loading buildings.
The former BESCO building in the last light of day.
Looking out from my perch close to the Kam toward the Ogilvie head house. To the left is a newer concrete annex, probably built in the years it bore the name Saskatchewan Pool 8.
I wonder when fluorescent lighting was added.
A high-voltage tunnel sheathed in concrete dips below ground near a shell packing building that now stores fireworks.