Between the repair shops and the stock department is this odd little structure. No, the walls are not level–it’s not your eyes. The shops slope left, the structure slopes right.
Ava between ammo warehouses and railroads.
The basement of the asylum was a strange place. Take, this fireplace, for instance, in an otherwise barren room. Random cinderblock (left) has created a little room behind the fireplace. To round out the strangeness, a toilet was plumbed into the middle of the space. Note the stone foundations.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
Looking across at the Cargill elevator.
The stone chapel sits beside the main house and received a particularly heavy dose of gothic architectural touches.
This floor of the workhouse had corkscrew conveyors–big augers–in the floor to move material around. Most of the walls that were metal were missing, leaving the concrete structure and open doors.
Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7. The office (first floor), laboratory (second floor) and mill behind it. Everything was clean and pristine.
In the mine offices, hooks and a board with numbers was the system to keep track of who was in the mine and who was safe.