This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
The buildings were level with one another, so one could look through as many as a dozen factory floors from one window.
The oldest part of this mill had a wooden roof that rotted away long ago. Slowly, rust is dulling the edge on every cog left behind.
The Osborn Block is the prettiest building you’ve never seen in the Twin Ports.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
The train loading tower (left), and elevators. Check out that giant flagpole/lightning rod.
A natural reaction with this kind of view.
In this old repair shop, vines fall from the rotting roof to meet mossy concrete. Even though it had been dry for days, water dripped in from the roof to make permanent puddles between workstations. It was full of color and sound and industry and nature.
Looking through a launcher doorway at an outbuilding… the fire truck garage, if I recall correctly. Fomapan medium format in Pentax 67.