The old men’s ward is an example of what the hospital resembled before part of the complex was modernized. Small rooms, light switches outside the door, small observation windows set into heavy wood. If you ask me, though, the tile work across the floors is the most spectacular.
Looking toward the old power house, right below one of its arteries.
The red brick elevator is reflected in the flooded railyard. Note the saturated red square on the elevator, where the ‘4’ was scrubbed off. FP-100c.
The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.
No matter what environmental disasters industry throws at Mother Earth, she will bounce back.
Looking at the boarded exterior of the newer area of the orphanage from its 1914 section.
There are many skeletal remains of buildings that were burned to destroy the pollutants inside. It’s not an uncommon step in a cleanup.
On the extended engine bay…
Looking at the Broadway from across Broadway, a beautiful Buffalo day. Note the glazed terra cotta facade–and the signs of fire damage from the first floor.