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The roundhouse in Two Harbors was once abuzz with activity. The building has since fallen into disrepair. The landmark is being demolished but writer Dennis Herschbach and photographer Christian Dalbec have captured it in word and on film. Photo by Christian Dalbec

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The roundhouse is there,

a no trespass sign posted

in front of the open doors

rotted to oil-spoiled ground.

Around back, a car shop


slumps next to three stories

of crumbling office brick,

windows punched out

by rocks and time and forget.

Sneak past the faded signs,

past do not enter painted on the wall.

in the dust filled haze imagine

engines belching coal-black clouds,

listen for steam whispering

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