Generations of Two Harbors teens smoked their first weed in this abandoned building, in my estimation. Comment if I’m right!
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
These steam powered pumps were integral to the cooling of the meat packing plant next door.
After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.
Perhaps this office was for a film studio or music producer.
Because painted signs would not hold up in this spot–in between four ovens that were literally hot enough to melt steel inside. Solution: Cut the pipe labels into the sheet metal. Seems to have worked.
The Clipper was one of the most popular Packards, but its production was cut short by WWII. Had they produced the car instead of Rolls Royce plane engines I imagine there would might be driving a Packard today, rather than a Ford.
Beautiful details in the plaster moulding have been preserved by the sheer height of this room between the cathedral and auditorium.