Birtle’s Indian Residential School that can be seen today was built in 1930 and managed by the Presbyterian church. It was one of many such structures built as part of Canada’s aggressive assimilation policy, wherein […]
It operated for more than a century in various forms, but there’s something timeless about the giant headframe standing silent in a field.
What do steam engines, Henry Ford, and shipbuilding have in common? Sure, Detroit, but let’s be specific–I give you the Dry Dock Engine Works, a Detroit relic about to go through yet another overhaul…
During the Kansas City riots following Martin Luther King’s assassination this circa-1911 gothic revival was the site of a nearly tragic stampede.
Somewhere between the bricks and boards, cats in a row fish forever.
Huron-Portland Cement Company came to Duluth in 1917, and it operated there until 2008.
This is my goodbye to a St. Paul power plant currently being demolished: ISLAND STATION. It served in a limited capacity from 1924 to 1973, but its iconic steel smokestack left an impression on me and thousands of other St. Paul residents, past and present.
In 1957, the managers of this circa-1905 silk mill chained the doors closed. Virtually nothing inside has been touched for more than half a century.. Introducing Klotz: the last silk mill of its kind, anywhere.
Exploring a strange, large, unidentified industrial abandonment in the middle of Louisville, Kentucky–then I find out what it was years later.
Lowertown Depot is neither a depot, nor is it in Lowertown. Its past is equally obtuse, blending the history of a railroad, an oil company, and the sandstone bluffs of St. Paul themselves.
Before it was demolished, one could venture above the tacky suspended ceiling of this movie house to revisit its Vaudeville past.