My first picture at Nopeming, sometime around 2004. The same year that the county stopped mowing the lawn.
The batch tag specifies some of the technical properties of the silk worked here.
A ruined culvert near Oregon Creek, behind Old Main, the predecessor of the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
An exit from the concourse.
Above the offices is this little section of factory that still has strips of wood flooring. This may be where the upholstery was cut.
Since this picture was taken, the roof has totally collapsed in this area.
Watching the comings and goings of doctors, nurses and new patients was a mainstay of asylum routine; one can find it easy to imagine pale faces pressed against the block glass windows, staring out at the world moving past them.
The concrete annex elevator had interesting graffiti. Much of it from the 1980s and 1990s.
Asbestos rope isn’t something you can buy at Home Depot anymore, but it’s fire and heat resistant stuff; great for industrial work, like in a sugar mill.