Connecting the Administration building’s tower and top floors is this beautiful cast iron staircase. It was probably designed to help service the clock originally planned to be set in the tower, but when the hospital went over budget the state cancelled the timepiece. Now we are left with a gorgeous stair with little or no real purpose–not that I’m complaining. I am a long-admitted spiral staircase fetishist.
An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
The substation has definite structural issues. Pictured is the sidewalk that connected the plant to the company housing.
Some parts of the doctor’s apartment in the Administration Tower were decidedly upscale. Look at the beautiful ironwork on that sink!
A machine to cast copper billets.
Blending the explosive ingredients was dangerous. It is no wonder that the blending house had so many emergency slides.
A little catwalk gives access to the most important gauges in the building. Behind them are huge vents and fans. I bet it got steamy in here.
Kurth bears a ghost sign. Recently, its main sign was destroyed by graffiti artists in 2015.
This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.