A strange little staircase on the side of the orphanage puts the scale of the building in perspective. It’s big, by U.P. standards!
Fancy spikes to help keep suicidal patients from climbing the fence and leaping down the stairs.
Workers would undoubtedly prefer to use the belt manlift on the right.
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.
Looking up from the ground floor at the various levels of the sugar mill.
Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River.
90% of Brach’s looks like this. Concrete walls, mushroom pillars, and water over the floor.
A reminder to the manlift riders to get off the belt before they hit their heads on the ceiling. This is the top level of the headhouse, where dust collectors would extract most of the grain bits from the air to reduce risk of explosion.
In the many-windowed metal building, the lumberyard buildings and the abandoned starch works buildings are separated by a thick wall of pallets.