The old mill (right) and power plant (left) with the new mill behind them.
The second floor in the smaller house, which was a bit smaller than the Head Keeper’s house.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
A corner of the addition is lined with glass cabinets, formerly filled with beds.
2016. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2006 shot.
“Place Tripod Here” my friends would say. But for me, it’s the money shot. Note the painting around the inside of the skylight.
The gear seems to have fallen the height of the power station and shattered. I wonder what it sounded like…
Tunnels interconnected all of the complex, carrying power, steam, laundry and food throughout the hospital. This is a typical causeway that would have been very busy when the hospital was operating. In some places, signs still point to defunct areas of the hospital.