|From left to right, the mill is made of the boiler house, mill building and warehouse. Stanislaus flour was popular in the area. See my post of August 6, 2012 for a picture of one of their advertising signs.|
|The Faire coal yard is across C Street from the Stanislaus Mill.|
|The coal yard consists of piles of various grades of coal, a small coal shed and an office adjacent to the scale.|
|Mr. Faire waves goodbye to one of his customers after checking his weight |
on the Howe Scale. Although you can't see it in this photo, the Howe sign
is posted next to the office door.
When I started scenicking the scene, it became obvious that more structures, residential this time, were needed. The north end of Oakdale was sparsely settled with few dwellings so I am copying that on the model. It also saves on structure building time. The two smaller homes were built from Grandt Line kits and the larger building was also kit-built but I don't recall whose. It was constructed quite a while ago and was just waiting for a place to be sited.
|Living across from a coal yard is not the best location in the world but neither|
is the house the best. Even small houses had a modicum of decoration in the
Another not-so-prime location but small houses were the norm at this end
|The milling superintendent's house is across E. Railroad Avenue from the|
mill so it's an easy commute to work.