This was my first view of Harris Machinery’s property… it was strange to find what looked like a ghost town five minutes from downtown Minneapolis!
An original stencil-brushed sign.
Candy jar molds, in the far corner of the paint shop.
Heavy wood doors for keeping people in.
Fire doors separate the buildings.
This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
Below the pressure gauges are rows of little pipe fitting drawers.