My first picture at Nopeming, sometime around 2004. The same year that the county stopped mowing the lawn.
From left to right: shaft building, headframe, rock house, hoist house.
Two steel hoppers supported by counterweights and springs, which were used to weigh incoming grain loads before being deposited in the silos beneath this floor. Garner is another way to say “big measuring tank”, if you were wondering. I fell in love with all the tubes and chutes on this floor.
Outbuildings near the perimeter fence. Beyond is all ranch land.
A street side exposure of the original 1914 section of the orphanage. Turned into black and white to deemphasize all the graffiti across the front steps.
Is this a fence, or part of a bed frame?
When a big motor rusted free of its ceiling mount, it smashed onto this workbench.
Two roads; the left one you can walk down, but you have to answer questions when people ask. The right one–you don’t want to be found on that one.
The steel awning and its elegant staircase are one of my favorite features near the old carpentry shop. The gymnasium-theater is in the background.