Chutes connect the bottoms of the silos to a conveyor belt.
The elevator works on gravity… this is where a conveyor belt was to move the grain toward the main elevator to be loaded into ships.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
If it weren’t for the fact there were trees growing from it, and that I cropped out the end of the rail approach, one might think this is still used occasionally.
Vents in the boards over the windows helps prevent mold and animals from getting too crazy inside.
That floor isn’t dirt–it’s old rotting grain that’s formed into a sort of moldy mud.
A facade that tells the story of demolition and neglect. The sign on the garage door indicates that if one finds themselves there, that they enter the buildings at their own risk. If only property owners in the US took this philosophy!
The coal crusher (above) and the conveyor (left) to bring the powdered coal to furnace hoppers (right).