The tallest dock structure is an equipment elevator that connects the many dock levels.
When I moved from the roof back into the upper floors of the distillery, the plants growing out of the masonry caught my eye. It’s 60 feet up, but looks like it could be an old wall.
Behind one of the kitchens is one of the few pieces of furniture remaining. Beside it, a small electric space heater–small by 1970s standards.
My first night on Minneapolis’ Lighthouse–now an old picture and distant memory… I still remember the exhilaration and the view of the city off one edge of the roof and the Mississippi River over the other.
On the upper floors where the sunlight is yellow–the color of flour dust, once exposed to the elements.
Around the corner from the old boiler room.
A passing cloud almost looks like a puff of smoke from the trimmed smokestack of Consolidated D. In the lower corner you can see a little Stonehenge that someone with a sense of humor and heavy equipment built.
The Calumet Elevator offices used to be flanked on both sides by rails. Now, only one side has engines running on it.
Rubber dock boots still sits under the desk in the dock office, near keys to rusted locks and files of fired employees.