From atop a concrete slap that seals the old path of Mine Shaft #3, I loop up into the hoisting room.
The top floor of the apartment seemed so empty without the furniture that once adorned it. Instead, my eyes were drawn to the worn paths in the floor between the rooms.
When I see this picture, I imagine that I am an ant exploring a mushroom farm.
A mix of brick and stone construction where the stock house meets the cellars. The caves brought well water to the brewery and drained the refuse away, and the various sewer connections are visible here and tell the story of the company’s expansion above.
2005. A skyway connecting two Which tube carried the beer? I hope it’s the big one!
Camera: Pentax 67.
Cauterized wounds on the factory floor, where the middle of the newer mill opens up to allow massive equipment. Now the pipes are cut and the equipment is gone.
After climbing the elevator shaft to the illusive second level, a new pallet of colors were revealed.
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.