Demolished coke furnaces. See my article on ACME Coke in Chicago to get a feeling for what this looked like before it got knocked down.
The mill was powered, in part, by water flowing through turbines under it. After the flow worked the industrial heart of the flour mill, it was exit to the Mississippi here.
The clock, which was sold after Amtrak dumped the building, was returned to the Waiting Room in 2005.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
The historical entrance.
Although the caves deviated little in their year-round temperature, it was common to use blocks of ice to cool beer immediately before shipment. This is the ruins of the ice chute.
The Arcade itself, a predecessor of the indoor mall. Don’t you love those arches?
A side view showing the extreme structural damage to what I believe is the Masonic Cottage. I honestly cannot unravel how some of this was done, unless the local armory is missing a 4″ canon and some cartridge shot.