Inside the office was a small furnace and a collection of mechanical belts. You can see “SERVICE AT COST” and “POOL 168” in the background.
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.
My first view of the tunnel was in the dead of winter. In spite of being in the middle of the forest, it was totally silent. Mamiya GA645 / Kodak Pro 400
One of the principal businesses in McConnell was a farm implement and lumber store. This is too new to have been bought there, but I like that it’s still on the edge of town. It’s more comfortable than the emptiness beyond, that used to be a little prairie town.
Harsh rail yard lighting throws shadows of broken windows against the line of boilers.
A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937.
Looking out of the top of the grain tower at Duluth.
The side of the maintenance shops, still home to several disassembled electric carts.
Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse.