Before Portland-Huron Cement’s Duluth Plant was (mostly) demolished and (partly) turned into a hotel, the top of its silos gave a cinematic view of elevator row.
At the top of the workhouse, dust collection pipes weave through cross-crossing conveyors.
Part of a vintage neon sign. I hope it’s been preserved–it reminds me of the sign that hung over my grandfather’s tv sales and repair shop in small town Minnesota.
ZC was sure proud of his castle!
A sunset shot of the Western Cable Railroad depot in the middle of the Lemp brewery complex, with the malting house in the background. Western used to have an exclusive shipping contract with Lemp.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
The main gate, as seen in 2005. It hasn’t changed much since then.
A broken window looking through the First Aid Room and into the Control Room in charge of directing grain into ships. You can see one of the large conveyors on the right, clad in green. Chutes and staircases intertwine seemingly randomly through the big empty spaces.
The side of the administration building. Around the side was a sign instructing potential employees to return on set days and times.