CASKET ARTS BUILDING, Minneapolis
More than 100 artists work in a century-old casket factory that ceased operations at this location in 2005. Burial garments, funeral carriages and other internment supplies were also produced here and the primary building dates to 1887, making it one of the city's oldest. Some art studios in the four-story building have business hours and others are open by appointment.
CITY MUSEUM, St. Louis
It has paths to climb or slide extending several stories inside and out in this one-time shoe factory. On the ten-story-tall roof, there is a Ferris wheel and a school bus that seems to teeter. Kids get to play, while adults get to have a drink.
More to Come. --RoadDog