Connecting the Administration building’s tower and top floors is this beautiful cast iron staircase. It was probably designed to help service the clock originally planned to be set in the tower, but when the hospital went over budget the state cancelled the timepiece. Now we are left with a gorgeous stair with little or no real purpose–not that I’m complaining. I am a long-admitted spiral staircase fetishist.
Much of the signage in the mill was hand-drawn.
A squat building with a rail scale. Taken between rain showers in late summer, when I seemed to be the only one at White Pine.
An iron gate separates vaults below the barracks.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.
An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.
Where workers would sign documents and collect their pay.
Note the rails in the floor that guided cars to the coating line, the side of which is lined with the windows in the center of the image.