Workers in the basement tunnels had to communicate with the workhouse operators 100 feet above and vice versa. Alarms and bells were installed to signal trouble over the sound of the elevator machinery.
A firedoor dating to the original car barn is roped off, anticipating demolition.
Looking across the whole milling operation from its dedicated powerhouse stretching across Eagle River.
This elevator was built in 1922 and was used until the passing rails were removed in the mid-1970s.
The tunnels were full of bricked-up doorways. I wonder how many rooms under there are totally sealed from the outside world…
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.
The stage of the theatre still holds hymnals and other vestiges of its time as a church.
I wish I had the equipment then that I have now… I look back at these 10-year-old pictures and can’t ignore all the grain.
Some sort of materials handling building, judging by the construction.