The roof could be vented when locomotives were running inside.
The front of the Art Deco hospital, complete with Art Deco gears and Crosses of Loraine!
The sun shining through one of the buildings; everything was overgrown.
Peeling paint reveals the room numbers of the past. Kodak Trix-400 on Canon T40.
Between two brick buildings is a metal one with many windows set into it. Having been in many mills of similar design, I conjecture that this was the milling building, where machines ground the corn before it was boiled.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
The pipes above sprayed water onto the hot coke.
Local kids probably call this the ‘Shootin’ Shack’, judging by its war wounds.
San Luis may not be a ghost town, but it’s aspiring by all indications. Luckily, it’s close enough to Cuba, NM to hang onto life, unlike the other ghost towns down the road.