Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.
Shadows of the rusty trestle and cold control towers on the Barker. Workers are preparing to swing over the sides of the boat to help secure her to the Minnesota Power dock.
Water damage dissolved the ceiling into sludge. Pillars remain, as do the plastic light covers, now on the floor.
Lit by the glow of St. Paul’s West Seventh bars, highlighted by the cool blue of the sleepy section of South Side. This castle-like tower can be seen for miles around town; a Landmark at the brewery that brewed a brew by the that name.
The two exhaust vents coming out from the boilers en route to the stacks. Plywood marks where where catwalks were removed to extract equipment.
Group showers in the basement. Most children lived here 10 months out of the year, though some remained year-round.
The control room floats above the top of the dock atop a spiral staircase.
This volume gauge could be read from 30 feet away, which is useful when the control panels and valves are that far away.