Looking out of the top of the grain tower at Duluth.
When I first saw Ogilvie’s from the ground, I promised myself to look back when i found my way into this little pitched outcropping which seemed to have the best view of Thunder Bay I could imagine. It turns out, though, that there is no floor in that section; it is just extended machine access! Oh well. Mount McKay in the background in the last light.
It is unclear when the ‘Superior Warehouse Company’ sign was put up, but it was likely around 1916-1917, when maps indicate it served as a dry goods warehouse, operated by Twohy-Eimon Mercantile Company. The Sivertson sign was likely added in the mid-1980s. In this image I tried to preserve the colors the bricks turn at sunset.
The building on the right was where parts not assembled onto vehicles would be set in crates for shipment.
This is what the complex looks like today to the bare eye. Dull, monochrome, quiet.
When the lake levels were especially low, the pilings of Dock 3 that are usually underwater were clearly visible between Dock 2 and Dock 4.
Looking above the altar.
“The fresh snow mixed indistinguishably from the ashes of the half-demolished power plant.”
After a little rain, the roof took on the color of the bright pink letters.