The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
An old name for an older elevator, as seen from an abandoned rail spur.
Looking up the hill from the rooftop of the Temple Opera Block. The downtown casino (left) looks far closer to its original use as a Sears Roebuck department store than it does today. Behind it is the blighted Carter Hotel, one of many abandoned buildings near the former Orpheum.
These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.
…out of our depth.
It was interesting that, even though storms had carried the wooden walkway that stretched under the dock, these piles of spilled taconite remain where they had dropped.
The side of the administration building. Around the side was a sign instructing potential employees to return on set days and times.
Peering through the glass in the Hoist Operator’s cab, stained with graffiti. The cable and reels can be seen through the glass… these are now gone.
2006. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2015 shot.