There were a few large houses on the Old Crow property where employees would live. The glen had little housing.
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…
Holes in the wall mark where patient beds used to be, side by side, facing out the window.
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.
1904 Sewer Lid in Central Hillside.
A different kind of block party.
Note the wood and rubber wheels on this powder cart.
Looking out toward Redore from the second floor of the workshop. This is why I love living in Minnesota.
Iron becoming dirt becoming birches.
Twin tracks exit a concrete wall below St. Anthony (Cathedral) Hill.
A sort of blender in a powder line building. The top vent had been removed, so leaves and light fall onto the teeth now.
Bricks from the demolished buildings.
A self portrait on a tire swing outside the Service Building.
A hole in one of the boards casts the inverse image of a tree outside across a peeling sanatorium wall.
Ryan, as seen from the crane ladder.
Beautiful doors separated the boiler room and the sugar mill. Can you imagine the gracefully curving steps in a power plant today?
A self portrait, from the early 2000s.