In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.
2013. A perfect summer day meets a beautiful old roundhouse on the edge of town.
The many levels of catwalks make for a place where you can look from the ground floor to the roof, about 4 stories up.
Looking from the ‘crack’ that shows a collapsed tunnel into the dry house, in the direction miners returning home would walk. Note smoke lines above door.
David Aho pictured.
Small rooms in the basement of the asylum were seemingly too tiny to be used, even for storage.
The bottom of the stairs leading from the work floor to the cafeteria.
A side door on the rear of the castle that let guests out into a small stone courtyard below a tall turret.
The individual ovens are skinny to allow even and fast heating of the whole interior. Numbers are cut into signs because no paint could withstand the heat or corrosive emissions from the coking process.