An early photo of the Empire Elevator soon after it was completed. A group of workers pose in front of the new elevator, which was the first elevator built by a private company.
A full view of the Empire taken out on the water. The Empire was one of the first elevators to have separate buildings for its workhouse and annex operations.
Another full view of the Empire taken from the land-side. A long line of wooden boxcars fill its track awaiting unloading.
A closer but full view of the Empire. The tile annex was built off to the side due to fears of fire in the wooden workhouse.
Another full view of the Empire taken from the Kaministiquia river.
The Empire Elevator's workhouse caught on fire during the dismantling process in the 1970s. This structure was one of the longest standing original wooden workhouses in Thunder Bay.