From Main Street, looking straight up at the A Mill, only the silence makes one think that nobody’s still inside, grinding grain into Pillsbury’s Best.
A ruined culvert near Oregon Creek, behind Old Main, the predecessor of the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Where the bricks jumped and wood followed, water runs amok.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
Looking past the hoist room (left) toward Shaft No. 1, behind the concrete head frame built in the late 1940s. This shaft could haul equipment from ground level (below) to shop level, where the picture was taken.
The office was redder than the rest of the building.
Looking toward Sleeping Giant from the workhouse.
As photographed from a cement piling for Slip #3 poured in 1935, disconnected from land by erosion. How do I know the date? A pair of steamship engineers carved their initials and ranks into the wet cement!
The old boilers of the steam plant have been mostly gutted to remove loose asbestos.