When I saw this section, I knew the dock was abandoned.
A midwestern jungle surrounds the meat packing plant.
Mitchell Avenue, the main drag of a ghost town. Traces of asphalt and curbs are barely visible through patches of grass. In the old plan of the town, Mitchell Hotel would be to my direct left in this scene, and about 10 houses would flank this street to the left and right.
I assume this sign used to sit near the highway that snakes around the mine and town.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
Looking toward Sleeping Giant from the workhouse.
The trees were so overgrown, it was difficult to see the hotel at all from the road.
The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.