Before it was demolished, there was one good staircase the led to the middle of the dock. Trees grew from it.
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 pipe bracket seems to have rusted off of the ceiling.
The grain-centric buildings had automatic fire doors.
It’s pretty unusual to find a fireplace like this in the midst of a factory.
One of the cupola air intakes, rattled loose by the demolition downstairs, hangs stranded on the second floor. You can see that the floor I’m standing on in this picture used to extend all the way to the right wall. The blue paint on the wall made the climb absolutely worth it.
A tight-winding wooden staircase leads to where the ropes are tied above the stage. I am standing next to the big old film speakers while taking this.