Sunrise over Mill Hell, and all of Kurth’s various skyways. The elevators in the foreground date to the mid-1920s, Electric Steel is behind and is a little earlier than that.
For some time, Purina ran a feed service out of the elevator. Inside and outside were signs of its past presence.
HDR matrix panorama. Looking from the grain elevators, now doomed, toward the city between the flour mill’s water tower and tile elevator’s neon sign, the old and new economies seem almost united. Yet the financial centers rise in reality to shadow the now-abandoned industry and manufacturing. The way of things, I’m told.
A long exposure panorama of Electric Steel and Kurth from the roof of Russell Miller B, days before it was demolished.
I’m very happy to have caught Marquette before it was completely destroyed. If you’re wondering, it costs about $1,000,000 to demolish and elevator like this, and not that much work for the demo crews.
A wide view of the complex from a far rooftop.
This is a great example of a combination rock house; the silos below used to fill trains with ore dropped from mine cars pulled to the top of the structure.
I wish I knew the story of this popcorn-themed boxcar.
Looking up from the train shed. The building was consistently crumbling and I wish I had worn a hard hat in this area.