Cooperage One of the old cooperage buildings is largely unchanged from when it was built. The raised section of the building houses a crane. Similar Images ...based on the tags: clouds, grass, rusty, stained-glass, trees... Looking at the Broadway from across Broadway, a beautiful Buffalo day. Note the glazed terra cotta facade–and the signs of fire damage from the first floor. The St. Louis County Sheriff constantly patrols the property looking for trespassers. A wrecked pressure gauge and employee time cards. A wide view of the poor house. Look at the smokestack and elevator shaft, which show the former roofline. The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN. A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937. Cages and hooks to dry wet miner clothes. A little sheet metal box somehow made it back home. In the nitrating house.