These houses was built by hard rock miners in the early 1900s.
The only door into a large windowless concrete room, probably a storage bin. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
The original metal sign over the porticos.
Kansas is known for tornados. Think ‘Wizard of Oz’. That, considered with the fact that the workers were surrounded by bombs and bomb making materials called for lots of earthen shelters, just in case.
The Brown Hotel still stands, but has recently gone out of business again. One of the nice things about historic buildings in New Mexico, though, is things tend to stay around a lot longer than if they were subjected to lots of rain and snow. It will probably be reopened eventually.
The bottom of the elevator in the new foundry.
A caustic tank in one of the unremodeled brewhouse backrooms.
Sawdust is the most classic of insulation materials.
The second floor of one of the houses is done in bright blue. This building has since been severely vandalized.