Frontenac’s shaft house is well preserved, compared to all other around it. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
In an era where smoking was ubiquitous and sexy, smoking stations had to be a part of the job, even at an explosives factory.
This sawtooth roof collapsed months later under the weight of an early snow.
A steel powder keg serves as a door prop on the static-proof wood core floor. Note the ‘XXX’ marking to the left of the double door.
This is a great example of a combination rock house; the silos below used to fill trains with ore dropped from mine cars pulled to the top of the structure.
An iron gate separates vaults below the barracks.
The walkway to the end of the dock is elevated, so one walks above the trees and bushes growing in the rotting taconite pellets that have collected over the years.
The sun lowered behind the dead flour mill, bending its image upon itself.
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.