Moisture and temperature changes have hoisted the wooden floors of the first floor classrooms.
Sharks in the floor.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
The back wall of the ballroom, showing water-warped floors.
The shaft of Prize Mine in the abandoned building. Stay away!
In the nurses’ dormitories, beds, couches and chairs still sit. It’s unclear whether these are remnants of the homeless shelter in the 80s or the actual nurses.
On of the oldest buildings on the property. Look how wavy it’s become!
At an abandoned mine railroad.
Fire doors separate the buildings.
A bunk room, minus the bunks.
This is one of the biggest warps I’ve ever found in a wooden factory floor hasn’t broken yet. When you stand on it, it make a very loud popping sound as the boards shift. The poster on the pillar near the left side of the frame advertises recreational boating, presumably to the factory workers who left this floor in the early 1980s.
The warped floors caught my eye in this room too–a symptom of turning off heat and not patching a leaking roof in the midwest.
Above the offices is this little section of factory that still has strips of wood flooring. This may be where the upholstery was cut.
Looking out of the wavy stock shop.