The train loading tower (left), and elevators. Check out that giant flagpole/lightning rod.
A quick shot with a Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 (V1-M Mount). Possibly my favorite lens. Birds love these postindustrial ruins, and they hated me exploring and photographing them.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
A circular common room in one of the original parts of the hospital. When the asylum was especially crowded, this would be filled with patient beds, too. It’s very strange that this floor was not tiled like the other common rooms. It makes me wonder if especially dangerous patients were kept in this ward; those who could not be trusted to not extract and sharpen the ceramic tiles. Portra 160.
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
On the middle level of the Poacher House. For a detailed view of the chart see ‘See Reverse’.
Looking out of the elevators. Canada Malting, Vitera A and Vitera B in the background.
The Peavey logo, before it rusted off and the offices were demolished.
There is no denying that the Fergus Falls asylum was a beautiful place, especially around sunset.