A circular common room in one of the original parts of the hospital. When the asylum was especially crowded, this would be filled with patient beds, too. It’s very strange that this floor was not tiled like the other common rooms. It makes me wonder if especially dangerous patients were kept in this ward; those who could not be trusted to not extract and sharpen the ceramic tiles. Portra 160.
A stern-mounted spotlight and a fleet of former US Army tugs that are still used to break ice and nudge ships into slips.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
A row of security lights line the roof of the power station.
There is no denying that the Fergus Falls asylum was a beautiful place, especially around sunset.
A wide view (15mm) of the shadow 4B is casting on 4A. Light leaks because of cheap camera.
This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
Thick glass windows allow workers to check the beet juice levels in this steel tank. You can tell by the reinforcement that it had a lot of liquid and had to hold against immense pressure. Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7.