Fergus Falls State Hospital. Well, technically moonlight… but a with stars nonetheless! The orange glow from the left and in the rear of the building are exterior lights on associated–former State Hospital–buildings. All other light is from the full moon that evening.
The seminal architectural feature of the old hospital–the parts built by Illinois Central Railroad–was this staircase. Wide and graceful, adorned with paint chips and fire extinguishers, and leading from offices to surgical suites to the cafeteria.
The American Victory next to M, seen late at night.
I wonder when fluorescent lighting was added.
Mismatched chairs in a patient room.
Chutes from a hundred machines interconnect to more machines and chutes on a dozen factory floors.
The head distiller could walk out of their office to this balcony and overlook the whole fermentation process in a glance.
A closeup of the finely-carved seats in the house, presumably original to the Sattler. There are not too many of these in this kind of condition. If you have a better name for this figure than Cordelia, leave a comment.
The beacon was installed in 1938 and removed in the mid-2000s.