I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
Looking through a secure ward door at the destroyed rooms beyond.
The bottom of the elevator in the new foundry.
The Barker turning around before it backed into Tac Harbor to unload coal for Minnesota Power.
From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky.
One of the old cooperage buildings is largely unchanged from when it was built. The raised section of the building houses a crane.
This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
The Clipper was one of the most popular Packards, but its production was cut short by WWII. Had they produced the car instead of Rolls Royce plane engines I imagine there would might be driving a Packard today, rather than a Ford.
Call me angsty, but I like it. Found in the Auxiliary Hospital.