Arsoned Building, 2005 Shortly after the former delivery wagon shed was arsoned in 2005. A turning point in the story of Hamms’ abandonment. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: fire-damage, snow, stonework... Birch shadows on stone walls… have you been looking at my Christmas list? Part of the Pillsbury tunnel that brought water back to the Mississippi River. This load of lime seems to have been left right where it was loaded. Train-mounted snowplows pushed the snow through the fence and against the old offices. When I moved from the roof back into the upper floors of the distillery, the plants growing out of the masonry caught my eye. It’s 60 feet up, but looks like it could be an old wall. We people are so small. Demolition crews got a taste of this 5-story power plant and decided to take a month-long smoke break. Here’s the bite. Mill Hell before the University of Minnesota began developing the area. Now many of the buildings are gone, there are new roads and even bike paths. The layout and design of the buildings reminded me strongly of a brewery or distillery. To the right you can see some of the retrofits by the first lumber company to buy the buildings, in the 1970s.