The world’s biggest paper machine was installed here about a century before this photo was taken. The orange in the windows is the brick building across the street–the new part of the plant.
A broken scale in Isabella A, next to an old wood stove.
I am not sure what caused the discoloration, but two of the walls near the door to the machine shop are stained yellow-red. I assume this had to do with the walls in relation to blowing piles of iron ore, and that the walls have been partly infused with iron oxide. Any other ideas?
Looking up to the second floor of the Nitrating House, where cotton would be soaked in nitric acid. These brought cotton into the building.
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
Grimy windows and the other half of the complex trade interests and stares.
In the power house corner is this gratuitously gigantic doorway. It used to be even bigger, too, as indicated by the brick arch another foot over the top windows.
A screened water wheel, presumably for rotating the dredge once it lowered its “foot” to pivot in place.
Wind blew taconite dust against the walls of these suspended control room, making even the glass appear to rust.