The Fan System
The fan system is one of only four in the United States and is the only one existing in the original site. It is pulley driven and is beautifully restored. In its early days, the fan was propelled by steam. It was used to keep flies off the dry goods and made a whirring sound. It is amazing to see the intricate series of belts and pulleys each helping to operate the next decorative paddle fan. It is now electrified and will be turned on at a patron’s request.