The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work.
This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
The porcelain hoops guided the silk threads through the device.
I love the big old industrial windows.
The laundry building, where many of the tunnels came to an end. It looks very East Coast industrial to me.
Sour mash had to be fermented before being used for whiskey making. Nearly all bourbon uses it.
This might have been part of the Pioneer Pellet Plant. It looks to be a ball mill, which pulverizes ore by spinning it with thousands of ball bearings.
A splash of pink across an otherwise boring sign caught my eye in the old elevator.
This gives you a sense for what it looks like to stand on the roof of the main production building at sunset.