The left wall is stacked high with wooden crates holding spools. Tags hang on machines describing the last batch of silk the mill ever produced.
As if they were planning to move the furniture out of the hospital, it all sits in the main hallway in the ground floor.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
The hospital is so self art deco that it seems like a film set!
This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this.