The steel awning and its elegant staircase are one of my favorite features near the old carpentry shop. The gymnasium-theater is in the background.
The hiking around Central City is beautiful and full of history. Just get a proper topo map!
Delmar #4 is like two elevators in one, in capacity and design.
The conveyorway that carried the sintering material to the mixing floor at the top of the plant.
A US Army Corps of Engineers tug, tied at the end of the pier before the American Victory was parked here.
Expanding foam provides some textural contrast to the wood floors, worn smooth over a century. This building dates to the 1890s and was built as the coffin plant.
A typical narrow hallway at Birtle.
Looking out of the biggest cave into the shell of the burned brewery, almost 125 years after it was destroyed by fire.
A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.