Many of the higher floors were more or less demolished–usually more. These would have been condos had ‘The Arcade’ project come to fruition. Now there are simply wide open floors punctuated only by pillars and meaningless hallways.
Hard to find your seat when it doesn’t know its own name.
One of my favorite photos of the ADM-Delmar #1 skyway, when it stood. Taken at sunset, with the reflection of the overcast sky in the remaining windows.
The taller of the two smokestacks on site. Note the crack around its crown.
A typical narrow hallway at Birtle.
A small wood-paneled office for the on-duty keeper to use.
A primitive intercom system connected the various wards to their respective nurse’s stations. They looked hand-made and likely originated, in part, in the FFSH carpentry shop. They were often placed high, like this one, to be out of patient reach.
A comrade lights-up where so many workers apparently congregated to do the same.
What I make out to be the dining room or great hall of the castle, as seen through of the side rooms, which appeared to be a very ruined library. Teenager graffiti looks cooler in French.
Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.