From the slip where grain boats would tie for loading and unloading, the unloader juts in a modernist-architectural way that is oddly visibly satisfying. Inside that white building is the retracted boat unloader, more or less a long and sturdy conveyor attached to a joint and crane motor. There used to be four loaders that looked like simple tubes with cranes and ropes attached hanging from this side of the elevator. All that remains of those is one fixture on the white building (not visible here) and the frame of one on the elevator proper, visible in the upper-middle of this image, to the right of the unloader apparatus.
The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.
The top three floors were removed from the top of the Temple Opera Block (right). If you have a sharp eye, you can see the outlines of some of the old floors on the shared wall of the Orpheum (left). For a time, the front of the building held a bus stop.
From the summer a bunch of Australians visited Minnesota.
Looking through a secure ward door at the destroyed rooms beyond.
An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
Kansas is known for tornados. Think ‘Wizard of Oz’. That, considered with the fact that the workers were surrounded by bombs and bomb making materials called for lots of earthen shelters, just in case.
Scrappers tried to take this steel pulley out of Fisher, but it proved too heavy.
There is no denying that the Fergus Falls asylum was a beautiful place, especially around sunset.