A close-up look at the distressed, but beautiful, staircase in the brewhouse.
The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.
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.
If you’re an Astra-Zenica representative and want to use this for some magazine ad, I’ll charge you a reasonable $10,000. Email me (ha)!
This building seemed like a pump house or compressor house. It was full of empty concrete mounts.
Footprints of houses past; tailings of mines past.
I love that the administration building–almost 100 years old now–still carries the original name.
In case power was lost, this manual signal could direct trains on and off the taconite trestle. Turning the pole would change the color of the light on top and the shape of the metal flags.
The Calumet Elevator offices used to be flanked on both sides by rails. Now, only one side has engines running on it.