Fluorescent lights peel back from the walls like caterpillars, rearing up and away from the glare of the sunflower-fans.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.
For some time, Purina ran a feed service out of the elevator. Inside and outside were signs of its past presence.
The power gauge showed… broken.
This sawtooth roof collapsed months later under the weight of an early snow.
This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.
Rubber dock boots still sits under the desk in the dock office, near keys to rusted locks and files of fired employees.
Sunrise over Mill Hell, and all of Kurth’s various skyways. The elevators in the foreground date to the mid-1920s, Electric Steel is behind and is a little earlier than that.
After crushing, these machines would float lighter material to the surface of the water, where it would be skimmed and discarded. Gold and silver laden stone would sink to the bottom, where it was collected for the next stage of processing. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100