This elevator was built in 1922 and was used until the passing rails were removed in the mid-1970s.
It seems like this pipe was made to return dust to the collector in the main workhouse from the annex.
Generations of Two Harbors teens smoked their first weed in this abandoned building, in my estimation. Comment if I’m right!
The rails that used to go to the back of the complex are long gone, but the ties are still in the back of the parking lot.
In this old repair shop, vines fall from the rotting roof to meet mossy concrete. Even though it had been dry for days, water dripped in from the roof to make permanent puddles between workstations. It was full of color and sound and industry and nature.
The taller of the two smokestacks on site. Note the crack around its crown.