boarded-doors

Cafeteria

The great entrance to the Service Building shows the detail once present in the old hospital.

Boarded Barracks II

Vents in the boards over the windows helps prevent mold and animals from getting too crazy inside.

Politics of the Back Bowl

The hole in the floor, I like to joke, is a not-so-sneaky trap for the photographers creeping to get a close-up of the amazing peeling paint. I somehow escaped this snare, however, to warn the rest… perhaps you.

Van Dyke Cabs Only

Van Dyke Cab Company and Yellow Cab served the terminal in lieu of a streetcar loop downtown, which was planned but never built.

Distillery Door

The back door into the old distillery building. Not castle-like at all, sadly.

A Staircase Was Here

The staircase going to the second floor balcony is gone, giving a clear view of the first floor porch.

Interurban Tourguide

Jef throws open the back door of an alley for the trailing photographers and historians.

Door to 1909

One of the few man-sized exterior doors, seemingly with an original frame. Classic arching and beautiful textures–every inch of wall had me drooling. If this engine house was in a metropolitan area, it would have been turned into a $10 million white collar office suite ten years ago.

Broadway On Broadway

Looking at the Broadway from across Broadway, a beautiful Buffalo day. Note the glazed terra cotta facade–and the signs of fire damage from the first floor.

Side Staircase, 2013

A strange little staircase on the side of the orphanage puts the scale of the building in perspective. It’s big, by U.P. standards!