2013. A perfect summer day meets a beautiful old roundhouse on the edge of town.
The back wall of the ballroom, showing water-warped floors.
Books in nooks and not getting a look… about the crook with hooks that cooks.
A little catwalk gives access to the most important gauges in the building. Behind them are huge vents and fans. I bet it got steamy in here.
One of the old cooperage buildings is largely unchanged from when it was built. The raised section of the building houses a crane.
These houses were built for the use of the lighthouse keepers in 1913 (left) and 1916 (right). The second house was added when the entry added a fourth light and required a second rotation. Today, there are no unbroken windows in either building.
An original, minimally remodeled bathroom above the cafeteria reminds us what the whole complex once looked like.
The St. Louis County Sheriff constantly patrols the property looking for trespassers.