Silverton’s elevator, pictured here, is still active.
It is unclear whether this area was for coal dumping or ore dumping, though the huge dents in the steel plating suggests the latter.
The interior of one of the curved corridors that connect two wards. Note the original floor’s hand-laid tile pattern. Portra 160.
My favorite time to be in the brewery was sunrise. That’s the kind of light that made the brewhouse glow.
The very top of the Administration Tower’s spiral staircase. There’s an old antenna of some kind there, as you can see.
Copper poured from this furnace and was cast by the autocaster on the right into billets.
A look straight down into the chutes were taconite pellets would dump into the dock hoppers. Rebar was a safety measure to keep workers from being buried alive, were they to slip into the holes.
From factory to skate park to restaurant. This is in the skate park stage. The buildings to the right are demolished now, and in their place are hockey rinks.
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.