From the highest roof of Ogvilvie’s, Thunder Bay looks like paradise.
Every floor of the main hospital buildings had its own bathrooms. They often make obvious the fact that these buildings were intentionally built as permanent structures. Even a century after they were built, and several decades of total neglect, they were in fabulous condition.
Looking up at the LEMP malting plant elevator. Look at that BRICKWORK!
A heavy steel security door, taken right off its hinges. This was likely installed after Grafton State School took over the hospital.
I wonder if these windows were bricked after the 1950 explosion with the hopes that, if another silos blew, the people in this office would be better protected.
The side of Stelco and its scrubber-stacks. This is demolished now.
Why the door had to be moved over 2 1/2 feet will remain a mystery.
Left: A medium storage chamber with access to an interconnecting steam tunnel at ceiling height. This room also has various smashed toilets. Why? Because dead toilets–all of them–always find a home in a cave. Center: Steps go past a +-intersection, left goes deeper, right goes to utility tunnels for the brewery, forward used to go to the brewery basement… it’s now backfilled. Left from the backfill is a small hallway; see ‘Backfill Self Portrait’. Center-Right: Utility tunnels tie knots between the brewery’s demolished basement and its caves. Right: Most of the storage volume is in large chambers down this causeway.
An original, minimally remodeled bathroom above the cafeteria reminds us what the whole complex once looked like.