In the ward for the criminally insane, this door was the most-worn. Nail scratches mark the area around the peep hole, the wood is gouged everywhere from thrown chairs and hard kicks, and a ominous blood-colored stain is visible where it dripped in the second inset from the bottom. Aside from the damage, the coloring in this section was very vibrant, though it was probably little reprieve for those who had to work here.
In the grungy control room, I found a little slice that was never graffitied.
Two counterweighted elevators moved men between the surface, mine, and underground mill.
I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short.
This ruined skyway looks like it should be at ground level because of the growth, but it’s actually the second floor of the building.
I love the big old industrial windows.
I like the fading stencil paint.
If you know what BTI stands for, please leave a comment.
The basement of the laboratories is the home of the ore grinder. I’m sure it was noisy.