Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.
A porcelain basin in the locker room is detached, but shows excellent patina. I hope when the machine shop is repurposed that this can be saved.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
The final ball mill in the Chain O’ Mines concentrator. Behind it was a bucket of steel balls.
Frontenac, as seen from the Missouri Flats area.
Where workers’ pay would be doled out and collected.
Elsie finds her makeup brush across the hospital in the middle of the hallway. How did it get there?
A tunnel between the outside gate and the courtyard shared by the barracks.
The main street of the ghost town is also the maintenance road for the BNSF line that bisects Colmor.