The Brown Hotel still stands, but has recently gone out of business again. One of the nice things about historic buildings in New Mexico, though, is things tend to stay around a lot longer than if they were subjected to lots of rain and snow. It will probably be reopened eventually.
A side door for the shop area with ivy crawling toward it.
One of the most beautiful exterior features of the hospital are these turret vents, highly stylized and beautiful to behold.
No matter what environmental disasters industry throws at Mother Earth, she will bounce back.
Looking across the spired rooftop of the Kirkbride building. In the foreground is a fire chute that contains a metal spiral slide designed to evacuate patients in case of a fire. Note the ironwork on the chimney.
The wood-braced structures descending the hill connected the La Crosse Tunnel to the mill in Central City. To see a picture of an aerial tram in action, see at my Treasure Mountain article.
One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.
This building had no identity issues. My chief regret was not spending more time documenting the ghost signs around the complex.
The bottom of the tailings boom is rotten. In days when the dredge, floated, gangways connected it to shore, it seemed. You can see the size of the pontoons under the boat here.