This building had no identity issues. My chief regret was not spending more time documenting the ghost signs around the complex.
Chester Creek Infall, near Duluth’s old Armory. The creek will not emerge again until it is near the Lakewalk.
While it looks like ground level, everything here is one story above the actual earth.
A big sliding fire door opens onto a train dock.
Elevator B, used by a local farmer, stands behind an old farm truck at the edge of town.
A little cloud passes over the Five-Stack powerplant ruins, like a puff of smoke.
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.
The wrought iron staircase for what was the Consumer’s Brewery Brew House, as indicated by very fine cast landings with the company logo. The staircase is in bad condition; someone had run a forklift or something similar into the bottom in addition to copious vandalism and water damage. Holes in the floor, like in the upper-right corner indicate where stainless steel kettles used to be before they were scrapped.