The office building was fancy compared to the utilitarian factory behind it. My favorite part was the logo crown.
The company labs. If you can believe it, this area is even more destroyed today.
A broken signal light that would indicate to incoming engineers and brakemen the status of the dock deck. The streetlight-style lighting is a retrofit; originally the top of the dock would be lit by strings of lights suspended by towers on each side of the deck… a poor system according to the workers at Allouez who had the same lights.
Mill Hell before the University of Minnesota began developing the area. Now many of the buildings are gone, there are new roads and even bike paths.
The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.
The lights of the active docks keep the retired #6 up all night.
A cloud moves across the attic in front of the window. How? A photographer’s secret.
The sidewalks are littered with rocks.
The stone chapel sits beside the main house and received a particularly heavy dose of gothic architectural touches.