A photo from my first trip, although very little has changed in this area of the building except for the level of graffiti. I love skylights, don’t you?
Below Dock 2 is a set of fire pumps.
A comrade lights-up where so many workers apparently congregated to do the same.
It is unclear when the ‘Superior Warehouse Company’ sign was put up, but it was likely around 1916-1917, when maps indicate it served as a dry goods warehouse, operated by Twohy-Eimon Mercantile Company. The Sivertson sign was likely added in the mid-1980s. In this image I tried to preserve the colors the bricks turn at sunset.
Because painted signs would not hold up in this spot–in between four ovens that were literally hot enough to melt steel inside. Solution: Cut the pipe labels into the sheet metal. Seems to have worked.
This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
The back of the mill reads “Red River Milling Company”
This elevator was built in 1922 and was used until the passing rails were removed in the mid-1970s.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.