Mill Hell before the University of Minnesota began developing the area. Now many of the buildings are gone, there are new roads and even bike paths.
A wide view (15mm) of the shadow 4B is casting on 4A. Light leaks because of cheap camera.
The hoist room, before it was used for storage.
On the top floor of the former casket building is the finishing line for the coating section; on this section the final spray of plastic would hit the wood before a small furnace would seal the plastic permanently to the surface, making it more resilient, I assume.
The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.
The end of the heating line allowed glass to cool slowly, and thus be stronger.
Identical warehouses seem a little newer than the rest of the plant. I suspect these were added in the mid-1950s for the Korean War, during which about 200 buildings were added to the complex.
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.
A social club/restaurant that was likely the place to be late at night.