The Harris Machinery property dates to 1870 when the Peteler Portable Railway factory built their factor here. Between then and now the tenants have changed a couple of times, but there’s still a little piece of Minneapolis that looks and smells just the same.
For 130 years, the coal beneath Cheratte, Belgium was unearthed by its intrepid miners. Here’s what it was like for me to visit where they worked.
Kentucky’s first tuberculosis hospital burns twice, then takes on the burden of a closing Waverly Hills Sanatorium.
The R.L. Hearn Generating Station served Toronto from the early 1950s through the 1990s. The first thing you’ll notice is the smokestack; the last thing you’ll notice is how much time you’ve spent inside. Good thing the Turbine Hall has a clock…
Two things happened around Marquette, Michigan when the mining started: Native Americans were pushed off their land and miners got killed at work. Both of these factors filled this circa-1914 orphanage.
During the Kansas City riots following Martin Luther King’s assassination this circa-1911 gothic revival was the site of a nearly tragic stampede.
Somewhere between the bricks and boards, cats in a row fish forever.
Its natural sulphur springs made the town, horse racing killed it–both on the trends of the tourists. See what got left behind in this historic rural village…
Built in 1911 and abandoned in 1968, this was the last refuge for the people of the Keweenaw that could no longer support themselves. Today it is in ruins.
Huron-Portland Cement Company came to Duluth in 1917, and it operated there until 2008.
Behind a museum of industry is a monument of another kind, a hospital built for railroad workers injured on the job. Later it became an important community health center, but a financial scandal eventually closed its doors.