Looking through the an access panel at the hoist room for Shaft No. 3. The cable had long ago been scrapped, along with the motors to drive the pulleys. I still admire the workmanship on the spool’s arching metal shell.
Blending the explosive ingredients was dangerous. It is no wonder that the blending house had so many emergency slides.
Inside the main entrance to the depot. Through the ‘To Station’ door, you can see some of the news stands. Look at the floor!
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.
Looking into the engine works from the concrete addition.
An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.
The tangled telegraph lines between Mitchell and the engine house keep the old pole from topping in the wind.
An unplanned skylight. It’s unclear why some parts of the building had wooden roofing, while others were highly reinforced with brick.
One of the prettier Humphry Manlifts in Minneapolis, in my opinion.