300 tea lights illuminate what Greg Brick calls the Rotunda, under the brew house proper, which was part of Christopher Stahlmann’s natural cave.
The east portal, looking toward Nopeming Junction and away from the US Steel ruins and Duluth’s ore docks.
Portland Huron and downtown Duluth from the end of the Elevator A slip.
The many levels of catwalks make for a place where you can look from the ground floor to the roof, about 4 stories up.
Holes were cut into the floor to extract equipment from the basements. it was interesting to see the I-beams extending through all the levels of Studebaker.
I loved to spend time in the Hamm’s caves in my teen years. It was cold, wet, but it felt familiar and had its share of surprises.
Isabella A (left) and B (right) were built in 1910 and 1913, respectively.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.