This is one of my favorite images of the year because of the color, light and textures. Someone told me once that the medium of photographers is not film or digital sensors, but rather shadows. This photo is evidence of that.
The steel awning and its elegant staircase are one of my favorite features near the old carpentry shop. The gymnasium-theater is in the background.
2016. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2006 shot.
Looking across the whole milling operation from its dedicated powerhouse stretching across Eagle River.
Wide stairs between the ground, the mine shaft, and the dry house.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
A closeup of one of the winding machines that found itself under a leaky section of roof.
An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
I wish I knew what has become of this great one-of-a-kind sign that used to brag how many days the Clyde Iron factory has gone without a serious accident. Update: It’s hanging in one of the smaller venue spaces behind the bar.