Looking at the tallest part of the plant from a skeletal loading dock. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
This low brick building is interesting to me.
A set of air intakes and exhaust pipes over the buried communications and control equipment rooms.
A huge steel tank, one of several left over, left over from either the Ashland Oil or Allied Chemical periods.
A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
Looking out of the boarded windows in the Great Western Sugar office.
A taste of Superior culture.
Standing where the Final Assembly Building used to hum and staring across the former site of the Sheet Metal and Spring buildings. Today, of course, the Foundry is gone as well, so you’d be looking across Prairie Ave.