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Upper Brewery Creek

The upper sections of Brewery Creek have stone floors and brick ceilings. It's beautiful--for a sewer.
The upper sections of Brewery Creek have stone floors and brick ceilings. It's beautiful--for a sewer.

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When I first visited the older part of the roundhouse, the section that dates to the 1920s, there was a hole in the roof here--now there's no roof at all.
The exterior of one of the administrative wings.
From the roof of the larger power plant's Building A, Hastings, MN's lights burn behind the smokestacks.
Signs warn about driving past that point because it used to be solid rail when the area was active. Now many of the tracks have been pulled out, but the signs are still on the locker room.
The aft lifeboat survived auction, although now all it holds is an emergency ladder to help men who've fallen overboard get on deck.
Wood brick floors reduced noise and vibration, making the work environment safer and keeping the superstructure intact. Too bad people like to pile these up and set them on fire on the weekends. With 3.5 million sqft, though, it's not exactly running out...
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