Funny how sensitive modern English speakers have become to gendered language. I doubt the workers here–almost all female–were offended by this posting for ‘Workmen’s Compensation’.
One of the prettier Humphry Manlifts in Minneapolis, in my opinion.
Chutes connect the bottoms of the silos to a conveyor belt.
Looking into the tunnel system from below the Women’s Ward. The tunnels were used mostly by staff to move food and laundry.
Chester Creek takes many such sliding dives where it empties into Lake Superior.
Looking up the Dominion Elevator’s tower. I especially like this picture because it shows how so much of the electrical conduits wound round through the mostly hollow space.
A stencil instructs the first and third shifts to ask security for access. Security was out during all my visits, except one mishap where a strung-out local chased me with a truck. Having spent a decade exploring the U.P., I was not caught off guard.
The rust garden’s brick centerpiece contrasts the muted winter Kentucky palette.
Pipes to channel nitrose (think nitro glycerine) infused acid through the building.