Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.
Looking across the spired rooftop of the Kirkbride building. In the foreground is a fire chute that contains a metal spiral slide designed to evacuate patients in case of a fire. Note the ironwork on the chimney.
Island Station, in the middle of the power house, in the middle of a thunder storm. Flapping pipe covers and sheets of ran penetrating one massive arched window and blasting through the other, as winds power through the building from the Mississippi. The sound of the thunder made every length of steel squeak under the pressure.
A taste of Superior culture.
The chalkboard in the filtering plant reminds new visitors of the last day.
I am not sure, but I think this section was a storehouse; it has two ramps that connect the rail yard outside and the blacksmith shop. On all of the historic doors that face that part of the yard, signs caution workers to look out for cars…
From a distance (here, Union Yards), you can still see ARMOUR spelled out on the smokestack in white brick.
The playground used to be near the school which is now in ruins.
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?