Designed by Taylor himself, the spring house was the site of many parties in its day. You can imagine sipping fresh-tapped whiskey here with your Sunday clothes with soft music and the sounds of the river mixing in the background. Note the key-hole-shaped spring hole.
This gives a sense of the scale and the water damage of the old side (brick, rather than concrete) of the roundhouse.
A self portrait.
Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power station, as seen through the ship loading control room windows.
A long tunnel stretches toward the Mississippi. Was this the route Model Ts took on their way to waiting barges?
Tunnels interconnected all of the complex, carrying power, steam, laundry and food throughout the hospital. This is a typical causeway that would have been very busy when the hospital was operating. In some places, signs still point to defunct areas of the hospital.
On top of the light hoop, 160-feet up, a ship comes into port, ready to load-up. If you look really close, you can see my shadow cast on the dock below, courtesy of the full moon.
A sheik mustard-yellow paint scheme across the roofless engine house goes great with the industrial moss and rust.
Looking toward the Quenching Tower from the coal tower platform.