The Sun Rooms, or Common Rooms, reminded me of the Panopitcon turned inside-out.
The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs.
This room on the top floor of one of the oldest buildings has seemingly not changed since it was adapted for employee use. Some sections of the hospital were adapted for staff to live in. Paying Patient Ward–where capable patients were separated from wards of the state.
A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated.
Sluice tables stretch into the darkness.
In the power house corner is this gratuitously gigantic doorway. It used to be even bigger, too, as indicated by the brick arch another foot over the top windows.
I wonder how sheltered workers on this mid-level catwalk that follows the ore chutes is in storms. Note the chunks of concrete stuck in the catwalk grates–the pockets (right) are falling apart.
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.
Call me angsty, but I like it. Found in the Auxiliary Hospital.