The east portal, looking toward Nopeming Junction and away from the US Steel ruins and Duluth’s ore docks.
At sunset the light skips from puddle to stagnant puddle across the whole foundry room, playing with the classic sawtooth roof with half-hearted shadows.
The tops of the coke stoves.
The overgrown offices serve no one at this former Federal Elevator in Snowflake, MB.
The chalkboard in the filtering plant reminds new visitors of the last day.
The back of the mill reads “Red River Milling Company”
The Brown Hotel still stands, but has recently gone out of business again. One of the nice things about historic buildings in New Mexico, though, is things tend to stay around a lot longer than if they were subjected to lots of rain and snow. It will probably be reopened eventually.
A brewmaster’s desk leans beside a long-disused stainless steel kettle. The staircase above goes to another level of kettles, which are visibly older.
This view of BCT shows the portico where the main entrance is at the base of the office tower, and the clock.