Old parts catalogs litter the floor. The office overlooks empty shelves. Graffiti glue peeling paint in place.
I’ve been in a lot of different mines. Some on tours, some not. If you pass through Howardsville, Colorado without going on the Old Hundred Mine Tour, you’re missing out. This is what Santiago Tunnel looked like in the 1940s when it was near the end of its life.
Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos.
What appears to be a building once associated with King Elevator is now a defunct scuba company. To the right of the frame you can see how the concrete on the elevator is beginning to show its rebar.
The workshop and parts room was full of light and meticulously sorted bolts, nuts, washers, gaskets, and all sorts of specialty hardware.
Officers got houses and the honor of living near other officers. They call it Officer’s Row.
The gothic landing between balcony and classroom level and the ground floor.