The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
An industrial cart next to an inspection point on the evaporator floor.
Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River.
Taken just after the sun set over Duluth. Don’t you love that green glow?
Wind blew taconite dust against the walls of these suspended control room, making even the glass appear to rust.
A romance novel left by some worker–lunch break reading–now sits under a grease stick.
The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.
The most patriotic wallpaper I’ve seen.
A heavy steel security door, taken right off its hinges. This was likely installed after Grafton State School took over the hospital.