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.
Cat paw prints on the control panels. Remember to lock-out-tag-out, Power Raccoons, and keep your own keys.
Ektar 100/Mamiya 6. Looking out the window a the foundations of the demolished company homes.
The stage had two pianos. Did they ever duel?
Behind the main shaft is this familiar industrial sight… a running count of days since the last injury.
Drawn in fresh concrete about 50 years before I took this picture, and only 2 years after this elevator blew up…
A typical large mine tunnel. You can just make out the narrow gauge rail.
Brewery Creek Waterfall, somewhere above Duluth. Lit with candles and a small LED panel. To me, it looked like a pipe pouring molten metal.
A reminder to the manlift riders to get off the belt before they hit their heads on the ceiling. This is the top level of the headhouse, where dust collectors would extract most of the grain bits from the air to reduce risk of explosion.
I believe these hooks were meant for hanging filters to dry.