Shadows of the timberwork and cribbing are cast across cracked lake ice. My footprints follow cat tracks.
This little curled yellow thing is one of the last hints that this adobe building was lived in.
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.
Dirty filters for some equipment hang, awaiting a purpose.
A single metal emergency slide rusts away at sunrise.
Expanding foam provides some textural contrast to the wood floors, worn smooth over a century. This building dates to the 1890s and was built as the coffin plant.
This building cleaned the barrels that transported ingredients through the plant.
Showering red-hot coke fresh from the furnaces near the Coal Tower (in the back) was the Quenching Tower’s duty (front).
Shadows of the rusty trestle and cold control towers on the Barker. Workers are preparing to swing over the sides of the boat to help secure her to the Minnesota Power dock.