Looking down Pommenicher Straße from Gaststätte Rosarius, the monstrous machine about to devour the town bites at the ground.
The elevator tower seems to have been built with expansion of the dock in mind.
When the factory’s production line was up for auction, many parts were removed, crated and labeled with big painted numbers to ease their removal by buyers. Not everything sold, however, so not one dark corner of the factory seems without a pile of dislocated industrial junk.
The building in the foreground–the old control booth–was arsoned in 2009.
Because there’s no Port-a-John underground.
Behind the factory was an old truck, blocked in by overgrown trees on one side and the buildings on the other.
Taconite Harbor’s main road, now overgrown and leading to nothing. Just asphalt between caved-in curbs.
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.