The office building was fancy compared to the utilitarian factory behind it. My favorite part was the logo crown.
One of the only remaining pieces of equipment in the distilling room is this green control panel on a bridge suspended in the middle of it all.
Water damage dissolved the ceiling into sludge. Pillars remain, as do the plastic light covers, now on the floor.
Call me angsty, but I like it. Found in the Auxiliary Hospital.
This was a living space for the keepers during storms, when it was too dangerous to return to the houses on the point.
A fireproof room in the basement, perhaps for ammunition storage at one time.
The top floor’s old-fashioned hospital ways were too much to pass without a photo or two… with the paint falling off the walls it was as if the building was shedding its skin in an effort to become rejuvenated or useful.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.
“The fresh snow mixed indistinguishably from the ashes of the half-demolished power plant.”