M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906 Mitchell Yards was built in 1906 by the DM&N Railroad. It served as a Engine House for repairs of the locomotives as well as a train yard to rearrange cars to transport materials over the country. Later it was taken over by the DM&IR Railroad.
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Historical Context: The Yard Mitchell Yards was such an important hub for the transportation of materials it had its own town. Ore from the West, North, and North West was routed through Mitchell Yards. It served as the main yard from 1906 to 1960. The flow of ore that came from Mitchell Yards was sent all over the United States, feeding factories supporting the world wars and industrialization of America
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Historical Context: Hibbing, MN Hibbing was originally located north of its current location. When an ore rich deposit was found under the city it was moved by the mining company just to the south. The old city is now called North Hibbing. Hibbing is the birthplace of Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) Population: 16,361
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Dave’s Story Dave L. Aho owns Mitchell Yards. At the age of 10, Dave learned to weld from his farther. Dave continued his metal training by working at the Minntak Welding Shop. Later he started his own business. Now Dave works as a metal working artist. He has made many monumental sculptures around the world.
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Dave’s Story Dave purchased Mitchell Yards in 2006. Ever since Dave has poured his heart and soul into the building. Dave would like to use the building to teach young students the craft of metalworking. Dave needs the help of the historical community, the Hibbing community, and any other passionate soul. Dave has the ambition and passion to preserve this historic structure and has proved this in all he has done for the building.
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Iconic Elements1906 Boiler
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Iconic ElementsFront Facade
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Iconic ElementsRailroad Tracks
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Iconic ElementsInterior & ExteriorRoof
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Iconic Elements1906 Cupolas
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Iconic ElementsInterior Brick
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Iconic ElementsExterior Brick
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Iconic ElementsExisting Doors
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Iconic ElementsRoof Trusses
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Iconic ElementsGlass BlockWindows
M ITCHELL YARDS CIRCA 1906Iconic Elements1906 Doors