One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
A bank of vertical filing cabinets, probably dating to National Guard days.
My favorite picture from the mills. These charts remind me of star charts or orbiting planets.
The wrought iron staircase for what was the Consumer’s Brewery Brew House, as indicated by very fine cast landings with the company logo. The staircase is in bad condition; someone had run a forklift or something similar into the bottom in addition to copious vandalism and water damage. Holes in the floor, like in the upper-right corner indicate where stainless steel kettles used to be before they were scrapped.
One of the early automated painting booths in the paint plant line.
Looking out the finishing end of the sintering plant at a network of torched-off catwalks through a maze of rust and asbestos. Paradise.
Taken just after the sun set over Duluth. Don’t you love that green glow?
The front of the mill reads “Montana Flour Mills Company”
A simple porcelain fountain in the original brewhouse. The water fountain, no doubt, is not original.