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.
A panorama of the dock buildings, before the left one was demolished.
The end of the heating line allowed glass to cool slowly, and thus be stronger.
One of the few windows that escaped steel plating the last time the hospital was sealed tight to let nature roam within.
This is one of the modern nurse’s stations where the last inpatients lived in the mid-2000s. The windows are thick shatterproof plastic. I am unsure why the suspended ceiling is missing.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
A high-ceilinged room where kegs would be delivered for cleaning, before they were refilled with fresh booze.
My first night on Minneapolis’ Lighthouse–now an old picture and distant memory… I still remember the exhilaration and the view of the city off one edge of the roof and the Mississippi River over the other.