This door led to a now-demolished skyway crossing Minnehaha Ave connecting the brewhouse to Fermentation, also demolished.
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
This was my first view of Harris Machinery’s property… it was strange to find what looked like a ghost town five minutes from downtown Minneapolis!
The flour mill’s interior is really just a system of steel and rubber tubes that crush flour over and over in the gap. This mill was never run off of water power directly, but it used to generate power using the river.
The taller of the two smokestacks on site. Note the crack around its crown.
Model: Devan. Instagram: sextmachine
This gives a sense of the scale and the water damage of the old side (brick, rather than concrete) of the roundhouse.
To run new gutters through the building, some of the plaster walls of the Chateau had to be smashed through.
On the National Mine property are two shafts, both serving the same workings. This one seems to have gotten some upgrades in the 1960s, judging from the condition of the metal.