My favorite of the turtles in the basement mural. Mr. Fade Out.
This building was 99 years old when it was demolished for the coal mine.
I get dirty.
Not necessarily a children’s room.
Peeling paint reveals the room numbers of the past.
A multi-family home with an attic bedroom. The staircase was unstable, to say the least.
The scale of the grain hoppers helps tell the story of how large Hamm’s was in its day.
The shaft house, where hydraulic steel doors allowed or denied entry into the mine shaft. Overhead is a light and alarm. If it sounds, the mine is being evacuated, and you best not go in and best stay the hell out of the way. Locals dump tires here, now.
The grand staircase with little balconies leaning over it. All the stone stairs are broken and graffiti marks every wall.