Arcade Arches The Arcade itself, a predecessor of the indoor mall. Don’t you love those arches? Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: archways, balconies, staircases... The nurse’s station on this floor, a ward still in its original design, featured a half-door where patients could get their medicine. Portra 160. The steel awning and its elegant staircase are one of my favorite features near the old carpentry shop. The gymnasium-theater is in the background. An old handcart sits next to a rotting elevator. One of the ugly modern staircases. The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs. The side stairs were worn smooth by use. An unplanned skylight. It’s unclear why some parts of the building had wooden roofing, while others were highly reinforced with brick. It seems someone planned on stealing the fridge, but gave up on the second floor. Small rooms in the basement of the asylum were seemingly too tiny to be used, even for storage.