The shaft was capped by the state in 1990. Even though some shafts are capped, they are still very dangerous. The land around them tends to crater unexpectedly, sending explorers to the bottom under a pile of dirt. Stay away.
Looking past the hoist room (left) toward Shaft No. 1, behind the concrete head frame built in the late 1940s. This shaft could haul equipment from ground level (below) to shop level, where the picture was taken.
A me-sized hole in the half-demolished skyway looks about a story down to the ground. Step lightly. Arista 100.
A hole straight to hell. Stay away!
It’s a small world… look at it.
On the second floor of the kettle building where corn mash was boiled, holes where tanks once sat were everywhere.
Go on and jump in, if you want, there’s even a ladder to climb out.
When I wasn’t paying enough attention on the rotten balcony, I accidentally put my foot through a rotten floorboard. I snapped a picture to remember the moment.
I had to climb into the roof of the half-demolished skyway to see through to the other side of the train shed. That’s my foot in the corner.
A screen above the floor apparently shields workers from the disintegrating building.