Part of the 1917 mill that had a little bit of roof left over it–most of this building was open to the sky. The birds loved it, but everything metal was quickly becoming too unstable to walk on.
The doorframes become more askew every year as the buildings slip downward into the gulch at different rates. This seems to be the part of the mine ruins where transients leave their marks. The graffiti dated back to the 1970s, at least.
Coming to an inspirational poster near you… what should it read? ADVENTURE AWAITS? Don’t hang posters. Go outside.
This gives a sense of the scale and the water damage of the old side (brick, rather than concrete) of the roundhouse.
Spare firebox bricks palleted on the second floor, is if it was going to be repaired.
I like this picture because it shows some of the only unbroken windows at Packard.
A closeup of one of the winding machines that found itself under a leaky section of roof.
SWP4-A on the left and Viterra C on the right in a 90-degree panorama.
This is the real reason I slept in the top of the power plant that summer night; not for the storm, but for the sunrise. Almost everything visible here is abandoned.