There were three main stockhouses, two of which still exist, that are filled with tanks like these in addition to Fermentation. Each tank is the size of the city bus and few are left after the 2008-2009 scrapings.
A me-sized hole in the half-demolished skyway looks about a story down to the ground. Step lightly. Arista 100.
Looking to the chapel addition from the Chateau.
The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.
Looking toward the famous Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge from Lake Superior. Shot on a the legendary Pentax 67.
The mostly-empty distilling room is easy to spot from the outside because of the distinctive round window.
Note the large belt pulley in the center of the frame. Follow the axel it’s on and you’ll see several belts still attached to the drive, which was originally steam-driven.
On the upper floors where the sunlight is yellow–the color of flour dust, once exposed to the elements.
My first night on Minneapolis’ Lighthouse–now an old picture and distant memory… I still remember the exhilaration and the view of the city off one edge of the roof and the Mississippi River over the other.
The bricks routinely fell from the walls, like seeds falling from trees. On a smaller scale, new walls grew from the floors.