A late look at the brewhouse, long after the stainless steel tanks were scrapped.
Installed in 1904 at the center of the plant, this is one of two batteries of boilers. Being in Oshkosh, heat was very important to keeping labor moving in the cold months.
Looking across a skyway at the dust-collecting funnels, one of the few pieces of equipment that haven’t been completely decimated by time and the elements.
Chester Creek, where it was forced to dip below the circa-1970s I-35 tunnels.
The shaft of Prize Mine in the abandoned building. Stay away!
A hole in one of the boards casts the inverse image of a tree outside across a peeling sanatorium wall.
Connecting the Administration building’s tower and top floors is this beautiful cast iron staircase. It was probably designed to help service the clock originally planned to be set in the tower, but when the hospital went over budget the state cancelled the timepiece. Now we are left with a gorgeous stair with little or no real purpose–not that I’m complaining. I am a long-admitted spiral staircase fetishist.
Inside this small iron clad mine is a couch and some clothes. It seems that for a short while, someone was living inside of it…