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.
The hospital was surrounded by walking paths that crisscrossed the front green, as it was called. Part of Kirkbride’s plan was to have ample opportunities for exercise outdoors–fresh air, especially cold fresh air, was thought to have curative properties.
2006. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2015 shot.
Miller Creek, in one of the wider sections that features a trout (as in the fish) canal in the middle of the drain. Even though it is underground, the fish are able to visit their breeding ponds upstream by swimming through the specially designed tunnel.
Almost all of the doors and windows on the ground floor have been boarded, leaving the ground level very dark.
One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly.
A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.
A big sliding fire door opens onto a train dock.
Taken while standing on the torn outline of a scrapped altar. With my back to the faded outlines of men, books and the Holy Grail, the room seems much lighter.