The seminal architectural feature of the old hospital–the parts built by Illinois Central Railroad–was this staircase. Wide and graceful, adorned with paint chips and fire extinguishers, and leading from offices to surgical suites to the cafeteria.
The exterior of one of the administrative wings.
Looking from the crane-motor catwalk into the Calumet. The arm shown here with the pulleys looped through it would have been lowered and the bucket conveyor in it would throw grain to waiting ships and boats bound for flour mills and foreign lands.
A walk-up service window on the side of an administration building of some sort. I have a feeling the buildings were color coded.
The powerhouse was notably older than the rest of the complex. I’m still not sure if it was build just for the cooperage, or whether it preceded it.
A better view of the belt system that drives all the machinery in the plant.
When block glass shatters, it looks like ice.
The stairs of this elevator had their landings removed long ago to keep vandals grounded.
The wings of the church had a lot more water damage than the rest. The organ on the balcony was in decent condition when I arrived.