This is one of the modern nurse’s stations where the last inpatients lived in the mid-2000s. The windows are thick shatterproof plastic. I am unsure why the suspended ceiling is missing.
On the extended engine bay…
After crushing, these machines would float lighter material to the surface of the water, where it would be skimmed and discarded. Gold and silver laden stone would sink to the bottom, where it was collected for the next stage of processing. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
This “pit” would allow workers to crawl below locomotives to service them.
These Twin Cities kisses Sound like clicks and hisses. We all tumbled down and Drowned in the Mississippi River. -The Hold Steady
Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
The Barker turning around before it backed into Tac Harbor to unload coal for Minnesota Power.
Beds line a basement room that is part way between the concepts of inside and outside. Boards and bricks were falling while I was photographing it—stay out.