The last time the city sealed this door, they must have been changing out old road signs.
One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this.
Before developers saw to cut and cut the flour mills inside Pillsbury, they stood at the ready beside various purposeful chutes the traversed the floors of between sorters. These machines were belt-driven by the power of Pillsbury’s Mississippi headraces and turbines, the force of which notoriously shook the building’s foundations themselves. The wheels would change the grade of the flour, or the size of the dust produced from crushing the kernels.
The back of the mill reads “Red River Milling Company”
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.
Peering into a remote office at Manitoba Wheat Pool #3. Someone left their to-do list behind.
Inside the office was a small furnace and a collection of mechanical belts. You can see “SERVICE AT COST” and “POOL 168” in the background.
A swinging curtain to separate the beds.
No, it’s not your Mac’s desktop, it’s a beautiful Lake Superior night. Taken from near the former Pittsburgh and Reading Anthracite Plant. You can see the frame that used to hold the lifeboat that was auctioned in 2006 to the left of the Pilot House.