A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.
Sleeping bags mark this former courtyard as a crash pad for the local homeless.
…a little close for comfort.
This is one of my favorite doorways (yes, I have favorites) for a few reasons: 1.) You can see how the once-arched door has been squared-off for rectangular doors to fit; 2.) you can see one complete historic door and one ruined door, and the chain that used to hold them together before someone kicked-out the security, and; 3.) I like the texture of the bricks and design of the radiators in the room beyond–the blacksmith shop. Just do.
A closeup of the finely-carved seats in the house, presumably original to the Sattler. There are not too many of these in this kind of condition. If you have a better name for this figure than Cordelia, leave a comment.
A little sun and a little moisture sprouted this grass in the middle of the steel silos, in the midst of Minneapolis’ “graffiti graveyard”. Two images of time: nature growing through industry and rust dissolving old art in the elements.
Transfer Elevator, Built 1916
Note the pit is filled in here.
90% of Brach’s looks like this. Concrete walls, mushroom pillars, and water over the floor.