“Against the blue sky, its rusting central silos look like rising smoke meeting the last minutes of a sunset. These give way to a corrugated night sky of blue gray, punched-through with staggered four-pane windows, all glassless.”
Street lights and pavement are some of the obvious signs a town used to be here.
The new concrete workhouse, as seen through chickenwire.
Worm in the path of raw ore where it would be dumped from rock cars into the silo below.
The left building is active, the right building is not, though both were built as Wilson Bros buildings. The skyway was rough, inside and out, but I liked the small gate in the bottom of it–it reminded me of a castle. Skyways like these were a fireproofing measure.
I love the ‘hats’ on the top of the SWP-4 headhouse. FP-100C.
Spare firebox bricks palleted on the second floor, is if it was going to be repaired.
This sea leg was installed to unload grain boats. It’s pretty much a big bucket elevator that can be moved and lowered into waiting boats.
With its fresh paint, Lake Superior Elevator “I” almost looks contemporary, but it far outdates its neighbors, It replaced a wooden elevator by the same name in 1919.
Looking up at the LEMP malting plant elevator. Look at that BRICKWORK!