The rear of the complex shows the more than 100 year old workhouse–still working! I do not know if the tanks are original to the 1901 elevator, but I suspect so.
Iron becoming dirt becoming birches.
Next to the generator room is the pump room, which moved steam around the complex.
A divot to let more light and air into the building.
The roof had structures bigger than most buildings in South Bend.
When I first saw Ogilvie’s from the ground, I promised myself to look back when i found my way into this little pitched outcropping which seemed to have the best view of Thunder Bay I could imagine. It turns out, though, that there is no floor in that section; it is just extended machine access! Oh well. Mount McKay in the background in the last light.
Wind took the spring melt on the trees growing in taconite pellets and made it airborne. Loading chutes in the background.
Looking at Carrie from the place where the molten steel would be cast
From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky.