Alerted by my parents, we went back and checked out Grimm Road, on the outskirts of Goodfield, Illinois. We were fascinated by this massive, masonry arch that allowed a road to pass under the railroad tracks. Why is there such a massive, expensive viaduct for a country road, we wondered.
Further on up, and before a “no trespassing” sign at a fork in the road, we came across this small, dilapidated building. We realized there was a scale embedded in the concrete in front of the building, alluding to the building’s past use. My father realized that he remembered there being a quarry down the road, and the small building was where trucks leaving the quarry were weighed and charged accordingly for the rock. There is a similar building at a grain elevator in La Rose, Illinois.
Further on up, is the Apostolic Cemetery; Goodfield is known for having a large community of that denomination.