Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
The nurse’s station on this floor, a ward still in its original design, featured a half-door where patients could get their medicine. Portra 160.
The bottom of the stairs leading from the work floor to the cafeteria.
The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.
Old parts catalogs litter the floor. The office overlooks empty shelves. Graffiti glue peeling paint in place.
In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.
One of the few doors.
The sidewalks are littered with rocks.
A typical room in the barracks, reinforced from mortars and light shelling, possibly.