Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Flour Mill, North St. Louis

This huge complex still mills flour, as workers we spoke to confirmed. Massive, hulking and dominating this stretch of I-70, the grain silos have long been a landmark in North City.Now owned by ADM, the silos are no longer kept immaculately white, as the previous owners insisted upon. Workers stated that ADM "didn't want to spend the money."Train tracks snake throughout the property, and the actual physical square feet of the massive building is relatively small.The nearby Wonderbread Bakery, which we couldn't find, is said to be the largest in the world when I went on a tour of the complex in 1986.

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A Blog detailing the beauty of St. Louis architecture and the buildup of residue-or character-that accumulates over the course of time.