Ghetto Courtyard Sleeping bags mark this former courtyard as a crash pad for the local homeless. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: barred-windows, courtyards, dirty, doors, graffiti, skylights, vents... The mostly-empty distilling room is easy to spot from the outside because of the distinctive round window. A ruined culvert near Oregon Creek, behind Old Main, the predecessor of the University of Minnesota-Duluth. A vent sitting at the base of one of the crumbling smokestacks. Between the repair shops and the stock department is this odd little structure. No, the walls are not level–it’s not your eyes. The shops slope left, the structure slopes right. While the maps name this the compressor house, I believe, based on its size and number of heavy machine mounts, that it also housed the pumps to drain the mine. The great stenciled number on this chute caught my eye. In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far. After climbing the elevator shaft to the illusive second level, a new pallet of colors were revealed. From atop a concrete slap that seals the old path of Mine Shaft #3, I loop up into the hoisting room.