This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.
After demolition in the mid 2000s, this interior door became exterior. I remember walking through the car shed as a teenager. It was a shortcut, if I didn’t get caught.
Colleen on the roof.
Heavy industrial looks good in cotton candy pink.
A late look at the brewhouse, long after the stainless steel tanks were scrapped.
Squinting from the top floor through the skyway, one can feel small, like they’re in a heavy industrial dollhouse.
Superior Entry’s lights, backlit by the aurora borealis. In the distance, you can see the lights of Two Harbors.
These aluminum powder kegs were forgotten in storage.
An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.