This is what I believe to be the Masonic Cottage, where infected Freemasons would be treated together and enjoy some simple luxuries because of their social connections. Freemasonry is still popular in North Dakota.
Wagons and horses were kept in the building on the left, separate from the rest of the complex in case of fire. In the distance is the boiler house, separate for the same reason.
This is a typical view of the factory; most of it was long hallways flanked by piles of equipment and access points to maintain them.
Old parts catalogs litter the floor. The office overlooks empty shelves. Graffiti glue peeling paint in place.
A misnomer that stuck.
Just a couple guys enjoying an industrial ruin.
No wonder the factory shut down; everyone was scheduled to work 9 to 5 and the clock’s broken! (In all seriousness, this is/used to be a beautiful timepiece, especially for a utilitarian factory like this.
The bottom of the elevator in the new foundry.
Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines.