Because painted signs would not hold up in this spot–in between four ovens that were literally hot enough to melt steel inside. Solution: Cut the pipe labels into the sheet metal. Seems to have worked.
An insurance office.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
A typical room in Birtle.
A high-ceilinged room where kegs would be delivered for cleaning, before they were refilled with fresh booze.
The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty.
A view of the government presses, with pages of law across the floor covered in footprints.
Seating in the former top balcony is now front row for a secondary stage above and behind the main house.
With an office like this, the ones food begins to taste more and more like nachos.