Looking toward the power station at the edge of the explosives plant.
Fergus Falls State Hospital. Well, technically moonlight… but a with stars nonetheless! The orange glow from the left and in the rear of the building are exterior lights on associated–former State Hospital–buildings. All other light is from the full moon that evening.
The wood-braced structures descending the hill connected the La Crosse Tunnel to the mill in Central City. To see a picture of an aerial tram in action, see at my Treasure Mountain article.
The hospital was surrounded by walking paths that crisscrossed the front green, as it was called. Part of Kirkbride’s plan was to have ample opportunities for exercise outdoors–fresh air, especially cold fresh air, was thought to have curative properties.
Shuttered windows on the side of one of the collapsing bonded warehouses.
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.
The trees were so overgrown, it was difficult to see the hotel at all from the road.
The back of the castle is barely visible through the trees that have grown thick around the walls, making it look so much older.
For 20 years, this served as the public library. According to blogger, this has been moved to Springer.