My favorite shot from the trip. Later in its life, the plant was converted to burn its own byproducts, but it seems this was designed as a coal hopper.
Trees by the beautiful Nurse’s Cottage above and behind the Kirkbride. One side looks out over farmland while the other faces the back of the hospital grounds. As of 2014, the city is allowing artists to rent spaces inside.
The perfect place to have a post-industrial picnic.
One of the clusters of elevators. Doors would open on both sides so that vehicles could be moved through them if necessary. There is only one set of stairs in the whole building.
The very top of the Administration Tower’s spiral staircase. There’s an old antenna of some kind there, as you can see.
One of the few windows that escaped steel plating the last time the hospital was sealed tight to let nature roam within.
The wrought iron staircase for what was the Consumer’s Brewery Brew House, as indicated by very fine cast landings with the company logo. The staircase is in bad condition; someone had run a forklift or something similar into the bottom in addition to copious vandalism and water damage. Holes in the floor, like in the upper-right corner indicate where stainless steel kettles used to be before they were scrapped.
The bricks are decaying at different rates at this corner, making it especially colorful.
One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.