The hospital is so self art deco that it seems like a film set!
Standing where the Standard Oil’s boiler used to sit; the coal room is on the right, and would have been filled from trackside.
The common rooms bulge out of the institutional geometry of the wards.
Pillars painted red indicated firefighting supplies. Fire was a very common enemy of early rail facilities, and many roundhouses burned down because of a combination of dry wood, hot, fire-breathing machinery and countless oil-saturated surfaces.
2013. A perfect summer day meets a beautiful old roundhouse on the edge of town.
The incinerator’s hardened steel door… useless, but still sexy in a heavy-industrial kind of way.
Devan setting up his 4×5 camera.
My favorite time to be in the brewery was sunrise. That’s the kind of light that made the brewhouse glow.
The snowflake (?) patterns were hand-laid throughout the hospital. It is possible some or all of these tiles were laid by patients, as it is on record that they were used for simple tasks in the name of occupational therapy.