Inside Prize Mine, Nevadaville While the building looks uniform on the outside, inside it’s clearly divided between a hoist room and shaft room (seen here). Similar Images ...based on the tags: benches, brown, collapsing, wooden... By the looks of the custom work bench, someone in upholstery got a little carried away! The hoist signal dangling beside the modern mine shaft would ring a bell next to the giant electric motors that would send the men and machinery into the underground. The inside of Whiting mine, as it looks today. The machine shop today. This seems to be the space where upholstery patterns would be drafted. On the table were half-finished notes on a new design. Frontenac’s shaft house is well preserved, compared to all other around it. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100 A strange sight: Part of the drain here seems to have had a skylight of glass, which has since been filled over. However, the collapsing ceiling began to create natural skylights of its own. This gives a sense of the scale and the water damage of the old side (brick, rather than concrete) of the roundhouse. A broken-down wooden grain chute.