The control room was used through the mid-1990s as the plant was used to stabilize the power grid.
The historic entrance of the mill, alongside the (relatively) new Great Western offices.
I tried to hide the graffiti from my photos, but sometimes it wasn’t possible.
Sour mash had to be fermented before being used for whiskey making. Nearly all bourbon uses it.
A little sun and a little moisture sprouted this grass in the middle of the steel silos, in the midst of Minneapolis’ “graffiti graveyard”. Two images of time: nature growing through industry and rust dissolving old art in the elements.
One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this.
North Star Brewery Cave, Fall 2012
Looking through the an access panel at the hoist room for Shaft No. 3. The cable had long ago been scrapped, along with the motors to drive the pulleys. I still admire the workmanship on the spool’s arching metal shell.
This was one of two skyways that went between production line offices. It’s easy to tell because it’s not reinforced for machinery to travel through it. I also like that it’s a double-decker, so to speak.