For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
Small rooms in the basement of the asylum were seemingly too tiny to be used, even for storage.
Some of the rotting clothes were in boxes, split long ago from moisture. Others were just heaped in piles.
From the slip where grain boats would tie for loading and unloading, the unloader juts in a modernist-architectural way that is oddly visibly satisfying. Inside that white building is the retracted boat unloader, more or less a long and sturdy conveyor attached to a joint and crane motor. There used to be four loaders that looked like simple tubes with cranes and ropes attached hanging from this side of the elevator. All that remains of those is one fixture on the white building (not visible here) and the frame of one on the elevator proper, visible in the upper-middle of this image, to the right of the unloader apparatus.
Looking across the mountain tramway from an abandoned house in Gilman.
The green-tinted skylight makes this a bright green corridor, the lower of the two skyways connecting the two workhouses.
This sea leg was installed to unload grain boats. It’s pretty much a big bucket elevator that can be moved and lowered into waiting boats.
A poor panorama showing where the turntable used to be for the roundhouse.
Lights over the emergency slides. A veritable overgrown city in the background.