Behind the grand staircase is this beautifully preserved hallway with medieval-style arches and vivid paint.
These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.
A big door into the fire pump room.
It’s pretty unusual to find a fireplace like this in the midst of a factory.
Above the altar are faded murals. Here’s the Holy Grail.
A string of vehicles have found death at Packard recently. Usually they are simply driving up ramps and pushed off the rooftops, but this one seemed destined for a worse fate. Found in the far corner of the far building.
Downtown and the blight.
The small door leads to the offices, the large door leads to the shop. My back at this time is to the corrugated steel wall. At the time I wondered why there was just one steel wall, not knowing that 40 years before there was another spot for an engine here. This section of the roundhouse has become a sort of town dump–car seats, cans of paint and tires are piled into its corners.