Ryan, as seen from the crane ladder.
Wood brick floors reduced noise and vibration, making the work environment safer and keeping the superstructure intact. Too bad people like to pile these up and set them on fire on the weekends. With 3.5 million sqft, though, it’s not exactly running out…
A self portrait on a tire swing outside the Service Building.
1904 Sewer Lid in Central Hillside.
A different kind of block party.
Iron becoming dirt becoming birches.
A sort of blender in a powder line building. The top vent had been removed, so leaves and light fall onto the teeth now.
Holes in the wall mark where patient beds used to be, side by side, facing out the window.
Beautiful doors separated the boiler room and the sugar mill. Can you imagine the gracefully curving steps in a power plant today?
Looking out toward Redore from the second floor of the workshop. This is why I love living in Minnesota.
Note the wood and rubber wheels on this powder cart.
There were a few large houses on the Old Crow property where employees would live. The glen had little housing.
A self portrait, from the early 2000s.
The east portal, looking toward Nopeming Junction and away from the US Steel ruins and Duluth’s ore docks.
A view of the Harris offices, complete with great block glass.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.
Bricks from the demolished buildings.
Twin tracks exit a concrete wall below St. Anthony (Cathedral) Hill.
A hole in one of the boards casts the inverse image of a tree outside across a peeling sanatorium wall.