My first picture at Nopeming, sometime around 2004. The same year that the county stopped mowing the lawn.
The main staircase of the old hospital had… problems.
A brewmaster’s desk leans beside a long-disused stainless steel kettle. The staircase above goes to another level of kettles, which are visibly older.
The hiking around Central City is beautiful and full of history. Just get a proper topo map!
Chicago looks in as we look out, for holes and trolls where anything goes.
I am not sure, but I think this section was a storehouse; it has two ramps that connect the rail yard outside and the blacksmith shop. On all of the historic doors that face that part of the yard, signs caution workers to look out for cars…
A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense.
The most derelict of the old bonded warehouses. Note the barrel elevator on the side of it!
Looking through the dark door at Shaft 3, when my naked eyes could only make out a staircase lit dimly from above.