This building cleaned the barrels that transported ingredients through the plant.
I’m very happy to have caught Marquette before it was completely destroyed. If you’re wondering, it costs about $1,000,000 to demolish and elevator like this, and not that much work for the demo crews.
The stock house tanks were long scrapped for their steel, but what remains gives a sense of what it looked like.
This door led to a now-demolished skyway crossing Minnehaha Ave connecting the brewhouse to Fermentation, also demolished.
An emergency slide to help workers evacuate the blending house in an emergency.
A morning shower made the plant’s metal siding shake… probably nothing, though, compared to when the furnaces were blasting. The objects on the ground are molten ore containers.
I was squatting overnight in one of the buildings and woke up with the sunrise. This is what I woke up to.
Fly ash, kicked up by downdrafts, rise again up the smokestack that is the signature feature of the plant. It’s a steel top hat.
A long exposure of the side of the coke ovens, lit by the nearby streetlights.