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