Unloading boats had the option to take on fuel at Taconite Harbor. This building, among other things, pumped fuel to the dock.
A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.
The sign room with glass letters, words, and numbers.
An exit from the concourse.
In an era where smoking was ubiquitous and sexy, smoking stations had to be a part of the job, even at an explosives factory.
From my archives–the NorShor as an innocent gentleman’s club, called ‘the NorShor Experience’.
Kansas is known for tornados. Think ‘Wizard of Oz’. That, considered with the fact that the workers were surrounded by bombs and bomb making materials called for lots of earthen shelters, just in case.
The tallest dock structure is an equipment elevator that connects the many dock levels.
Asbestos rope isn’t something you can buy at Home Depot anymore, but it’s fire and heat resistant stuff; great for industrial work, like in a sugar mill.