The only door into a large windowless concrete room, probably a storage bin. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
A self portrait, from the early 2000s.
The workshop sat below the main working floor and had serious power going to it.
Some guerilla art for passing drivers on I-94 East to enjoy. Artist unknown.
These houses were built for the use of the lighthouse keepers in 1913 (left) and 1916 (right). The second house was added when the entry added a fourth light and required a second rotation. Today, there are no unbroken windows in either building.
Steel mine hoists, near the place they worked, wait for scrap prices to justify their final removal from Osceola, Michigan.
One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
Between elevators, a single tree has taken root. I think it’s growing out of a rail grade, so the seed might have fallen off of a train.
For some time, Purina ran a feed service out of the elevator. Inside and outside were signs of its past presence.