Christmas lights from the time Island Station was an art studio lean against a rusty boiler.
The hospital was surrounded by walking paths that crisscrossed the front green, as it was called. Part of Kirkbride’s plan was to have ample opportunities for exercise outdoors–fresh air, especially cold fresh air, was thought to have curative properties.
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
San Luis may not be a ghost town, but it’s aspiring by all indications. Luckily, it’s close enough to Cuba, NM to hang onto life, unlike the other ghost towns down the road.
Looking out of the labs at the company garages.
This old Jetta did more offroading than your average lifted tinted loud-exhaust pickup.
A typical room in Birtle.
The rear of the complex shows the more than 100 year old workhouse–still working! I do not know if the tanks are original to the 1901 elevator, but I suspect so.
A tunnel connecting the two larger caves in the hill; those that Jacob vented in the rear. The vents are still extant!