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Mill "C" Complex, Sand-Sorting Building, South of Dee Bennet Road, near Illinois River, Ottawa, La Salle County, IL



B&W Photos

HB451774
Sand-sorting Building, North And East Facades Looking Southwest

HB451775
Sand-sorting Building, South Facade, Looking North; To The Left Are The Remains Of The Original (1917) Washing, Draining, & Drying Building

HB451776
Sand-sorting Building, West And South Facades, Looking Northeast

HB451777
Sand-sorting Building, West Facade, Looking East

HB451778
Sand-sorting Building, View Of Upper Levels Along North And East Facades, Looking Southwest

HB451779
Sand-sorting Building, View Of South Facade Of Upper Four Levels Of Roof (taken From Walkway To Exterior Elevator), Looking North

HB451780
Sand-sorting Building, View Of Roof Along North Facade Looking Northwest Towards Excavated Sand Pit

HB451781
Sand-sorting Building, View Of Loading Area With Metal Spouts And Wooden Control Levers (the Track Of The Railroad Siding Ran Along The Side Of The Building)

HB451782
Sand-sorting Building, Sixth (top) Floor, View Of Electric Motor That Powers Elevator No

HB451783
Sand-sorting Building, Fifth Floor, View Of Stairway Leading To Sixth Floor, Elevator No

HB451784
Sand-sorting Building, Fourth Floor; Elevator No

HB451785
Sand-sorting Building, Third Floor, Vibrating Screens On Right, Duct For Dust Collection System In Foreground, Looking North

HB451786
Sand-sorting Building, Third Floor, Vibrating Screens For Sand Sorting, Looking Southwest

HB451787
Sand-sorting Building, Third Floor, Detail Of 'whip-tap' Vibrating Screens

HB451788
Sand-sorting Building, Second Floor, View Of Dust Collection Vents, Looking Southwest

HB451789
Sand-sorting Building, First Floor, Mezzanine On Left (below Floor Are Concrete And Storage Bins), Looking North


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Location
near Illinois River, Ottawa+vicinity, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-24-A
Significance: The St. Peter sandstone anticline forms the bluffs and lies beneath the terraces of the Illinois River Valley west of Ottawa, Illinois. The anticline, and 100-200' thick, horizontal layer of loosely bonded sandstone covered by a thin layer of overburden, furnishes the raw material for silica sand processing. The anticline's thick seam, ease of extraction, exceptional purity, and uniformly high silica content make it an excellent source of sand for glass making, foundry molding, and sand blasting...

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, NORTH AND EAST FACADES LOOKING SOUTHWEST
2. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, SOUTH FACADE, LOOKING NORTH; TO THE LEFT ARE THE REMAINS OF THE ORIGINAL (1917) WASHING, DRAINING, & DRYING BUILDING
3. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, WEST AND SOUTH FACADES, LOOKING NORTHEAST
4. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, WEST FACADE, LOOKING EAST
5. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, VIEW OF UPPER LEVELS ALONG NORTH AND EAST FACADES, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
6. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, VIEW OF SOUTH FACADE OF UPPER FOUR LEVELS OF ROOF (TAKEN FROM WALKWAY TO EXTERIOR ELEVATOR), LOOKING NORTH
7. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, VIEW OF ROOF ALONG NORTH FACADE LOOKING NORTHWEST TOWARDS EXCAVATED SAND PIT
8. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, VIEW OF LOADING AREA WITH METAL SPOUTS AND WOODEN CONTROL LEVERS (THE TRACK OF THE RAILROAD SIDING RAN ALONG THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING)
9. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, SIXTH (TOP) FLOOR, VIEW OF ELECTRIC MOTOR THAT POWERS ELEVATOR No. (ELEVATOR No. 2 EXTENDS FROM THE THIRD TO THE SIXTH FLOOR) AND WOODEN CHUTE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
10. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, VIEW OF STAIRWAY LEADING TO SIXTH FLOOR, ELEVATOR No. 2, AND WOODEN STAIRWAY (LEFT) LEADING TO PLATFORM FOR ACCESS TO WOODEN CHUTES (WOODEN CHUTES CAN BE SEEN PARALLELLING STAIRWAY), LOOKING SOUTHEAST
11. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, FOURTH FLOOR; ELEVATOR No. 2 AT LEFT CENTER, VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST
12. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, VIBRATING SCREENS ON RIGHT, DUCT FOR DUST COLLECTION SYSTEM IN FOREGROUND, LOOKING NORTH
13. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, VIBRATING SCREENS FOR SAND SORTING, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
14. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, DETAIL OF 'WHIP-TAP' VIBRATING SCREENS
15. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, VIEW OF DUST COLLECTION VENTS, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
16. SAND-SORTING BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR, MEZZANINE ON LEFT (BELOW FLOOR ARE CONCRETE AND STORAGE BINS), LOOKING NORTH


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