I’m very happy to have caught Marquette before it was completely destroyed. If you’re wondering, it costs about $1,000,000 to demolish and elevator like this, and not that much work for the demo crews.
Looking up at the LEMP malting plant elevator. Look at that BRICKWORK!
The main street of the ghost town is also the maintenance road for the BNSF line that bisects Colmor.
A 8-foot-tall volume indicator that could be read from across the beet boiler floor–convenient when the controls are 20 feet away.
The approach to Dock 4 is long demolished, so it is only accessible when the lake freezes.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
The side of the administration building. Around the side was a sign instructing potential employees to return on set days and times.
At first glance, I thought the center building was a hoist house because of the shape of the window. Now I think this was built as a warehouse and later used as a laboratory.
After a religious conversion from actors to projectors, a rebranding was in order.