The Clipper was one of the most popular Packards, but its production was cut short by WWII. Had they produced the car instead of Rolls Royce plane engines I imagine there would might be driving a Packard today, rather than a Ford.
The wood block floor is beginning to sprout, but not much can live here.
Around the corner from the old boiler room.
One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this.
A little sun and a little moisture sprouted this grass in the middle of the steel silos, in the midst of Minneapolis’ “graffiti graveyard”. Two images of time: nature growing through industry and rust dissolving old art in the elements.
The beacon was installed in 1938 and removed in the mid-2000s.
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.
The screen and mineral stained window cross-processed the sky.
The corner of the original buildings still carry the Lemp logo!