Four A.M. was the best time to be on the main assembly line. This was about shortly after most of the machinery was removed.
This was my first view of Harris Machinery’s property… it was strange to find what looked like a ghost town five minutes from downtown Minneapolis!
Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.
An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.
A view of the hallway outside of the auditorium.
A sentinel stands watch over an abandoned Hannah, ND house. Medium Format.
Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines.
This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
The substation has definite structural issues. Pictured is the sidewalk that connected the plant to the company housing.