Connecting the Administration Building to the wards fanning out. Historical photos show cots lining this hallway when the hospital was severely overcrowded. Lit by lightning outside the grounds during a huge thunderstorm.
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.
Heavy wood doors for keeping people in.
The top floor of the nitrating house was full of switches and breakers for the operation below, each bearing a label and number. Nowadays everything is printed, but when INAAP was built, all these signs were painted by hand.
This section of the hospital recently collapsed.
Inside the Beulah elevator were all of the original notices and notices. These are instructions for filling rail cars with flour sacks.
The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.
This elevator was built in 1922 and was used until the passing rails were removed in the mid-1970s.
The most derelict of the old bonded warehouses. Note the barrel elevator on the side of it!