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



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HB451811
Sand Draining & Drying Building (right), Covered Incline Conveyor (lower Right) That Extends To The Sand-sorting Building, And Remains Of Original (1917) Washing, Draining & Drying Building (left), View Looking West From Top Of Sand-sorting Building

HB451812
Interior Of Sand Draining & Drying Building With Drying Bins To The Right, Looking Southwest

HB451813
Draining & Drying Building, Reinforced Concrete Mushroom Columns With Drop Panels Supporting Draining Bins (iron Valves Of Draining Bins Are Embedded In The Ceiling), View Looking West


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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-B
Significance: Prior to processing in the draining and drying building the hydraulically mined sand was moved by a conveyor from the quarry pit to the plant's two wash bins. Upon reaching the wash bins the raw materials were cleaned in a two-step process: first, scalping screens, mounted on top of the wash bins, removed large debris and unusable lumps of sand. Second, after passing through the screens, the material, comprised largely of sand and clayey sand, was sprayed with a strong jet of water...

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SAND DRAINING & DRYING BUILDING (RIGHT), COVERED INCLINE CONVEYOR (LOWER RIGHT) THAT EXTENDS TO THE SAND-SORTING BUILDING, AND REMAINS OF ORIGINAL (1917) WASHING, DRAINING & DRYING BUILDING (LEFT), VIEW LOOKING WEST FROM TOP OF SAND-SORTING BUILDING
2. INTERIOR OF SAND DRAINING & DRYING BUILDING WITH DRYING BINS TO THE RIGHT, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
3. DRAINING & DRYING BUILDING, REINFORCED CONCRETE MUSHROOM COLUMNS WITH DROP PANELS SUPPORTING DRAINING BINS (IRON VALVES OF DRAINING BINS ARE EMBEDDED IN THE CEILING), VIEW LOOKING WEST


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