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