In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far.
This gives a sense of the scale and the water damage of the old side (brick, rather than concrete) of the roundhouse.
I made this picture to give the reader a sense of the slope between the mine buildings and the base of the concentrator. The whole area was really steep, and sometimes required scrambling to get up and down the Picayune Gulch for short distances.
Additional Sacred Heart Building (1949) Collapse, 2012, Courtesy Chris Naffziger @ http://stlouispatina.blogspot.com/2011/12/st-marys-infirmary.html
Ultimately, it was the bad roof that doomed these buildings.
Snow weight collapsed this warhead assembly building. Now its warped roof looks like a wave.
The brick substation and the wooden storage shed are the last two structures from The Milwaukee Road’s operations at Loweth.
After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.
A skyway 100 feet above this office crumbled one day. This is what happened when those two met. High-impact love.