Diamond Iron Works
1728 Second Street North, Minneapolis, circa 1973
The Diamond Iron Works made industrial equipment from the late 1800s until the early 1950s. It was bought out but the name survives, primarily in rock crushing equipment used in mining operations. It was one of dozens corpses of old factories in Minneapolis’ North side that had fallen vacant around the time I began prowling the area.
Departed industries, built upon the sweat of low-cost labor, much of immigrant.
Starting wage in 1907 was 33 cents per hour.