The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
One of my favorite night views of Fort Snelling’s so-called Upper Post, taken between snowstorms.
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.
A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937.
Some sort of materials handling building, judging by the construction.
It’s a small world… look at it.
Dirty filters for some equipment hang, awaiting a purpose.
This was one of two skyways that went between production line offices. It’s easy to tell because it’s not reinforced for machinery to travel through it. I also like that it’s a double-decker, so to speak.
Shag carpet is fabulous, and I hope it makes a comeback.