The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
At this junction where Brewery Creek gets a breath of fresh air stands a kid holding a paintbrush: a Banksy (famous graffiti artist) ripoff.
This section retains water and is mostly shaded, so moss has found a way to live in the concrete.
The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.
When the Mitchell project is complete, I’ll miss the textures on the face of the boiler.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
Looking across the catwalk attache to the elevated control room, in charge of the train dumping part of the operation.
A typical summer storm on Lake Superior.
Sarah below Cascade Park. This space was destroyed when the park flooded.