Apologies for the delay between posts. I was settling back to Brooklyn, procrastinating, freelance writing and looking for a steady job. (I am still looking, and very much hoping for good news about a recent job interview. Wish me luck!)
So! Where were we? In the first real post about Cinclare, we just finished up touring the main mill. But that still leaves numerous intriguing outbuildings and structures, so let's take a look at those.
The photo below was taken inside the first molasses tank, which has been cut open for storage.
Here, Building 8, which includes parts storage and offices.
Nothing in the old fridge, but nearby, some mysterious tracks in the (indoor) sand. Possum? Nutria?
Now for the two front offices.
Below, a view back up to the mill, from whence we came. That arch-shaped patched-hole in the structure was cut to let out a tank that got sold off.
Castoff boots inside an open brick outbuilding which used to house a carpentry shop.
A wedding photographer was also inside shooting a just-married couple. Uh...romantic?
View from the brick outbuilding back to the mill.
From that area, we headed toward the back. Behind the mill was a quaint residential street where some of the higher-up mill employees used to live.
There were also ditches with standing water, a perfect habitat for nutria.
I'd been hoping to spot the ratlike invasive species nutria (our guide called them "nutra-rats") since I first learned of their
existence after moving to Louisiana, but until this day at the mill I'd
only seen lumps of ex-nutria along the side of the highway. Now was my chance.
Our last stop was this green antique stable. It was not abandoned, and we made an equine friend who likes oaty snacks.
Well, I'm sorry to say that's the last of the fresh material I have for Abandoned Baton Rouge for the foreseeable future, since I no longer live in the region. However, I still have notes and photos for a post updating on many sites covered here on the blog, which will come next. Until then...