The corners of these buildings are inscribed by a century of bored rail workers and delivery drivers. Pictured is the southeast corner of the Twohy, which is typical of mercantiles.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
Peeling paint reveals the room numbers of the past. Kodak Trix-400 on Canon T40.
You can see why so few products had bright packaging. If the can here was brown, you’d never see it in a dark wood cabinet.
This was my first view of Harris Machinery’s property… it was strange to find what looked like a ghost town five minutes from downtown Minneapolis!
Goals for 1980, still tacked onto the wall.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
This building cleaned the barrels that transported ingredients through the plant.