The roof had structures bigger than most buildings in South Bend.
One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
Looking up at the end of the dock at the night sky, with just the hint of the Northern Lights in the sky.
Old boathouses near the dock.
The hike to the village is steep. This is looking into the valley from the halfway point.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
A shallow creek traces Illinois Gulch toward the Chain O’ Mines mill. Ball mills are laid out in the sun.
On the left are rows of dayrooms; on the right is one of two long hallways which connect the two halves of the hospital. The large, center section of the hallway would fit chairs for patients to look out on the gardens. They called it a conservatory. This hallway would be as close as some patients would get to nature.
The crane on Dock 2, as seen from Dock 4 right after sunset. Notice the old light tower is warped.