Holes in the wall mark where patient beds used to be, side by side, facing out the window.
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…
Ryan, as seen from the crane ladder.
A self portrait, from the early 2000s.
A sort of blender in a powder line building. The top vent had been removed, so leaves and light fall onto the teeth now.
Twin tracks exit a concrete wall below St. Anthony (Cathedral) Hill.
The east portal, looking toward Nopeming Junction and away from the US Steel ruins and Duluth’s ore docks.
1904 Sewer Lid in Central Hillside.
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.
Bricks from the demolished buildings.
Iron becoming dirt becoming birches.
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.
A view of the Harris offices, complete with great block glass.
Beautiful doors separated the boiler room and the sugar mill. Can you imagine the gracefully curving steps in a power plant today?
A different kind of block party.
There were a few large houses on the Old Crow property where employees would live. The glen had little housing.
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.