The orange bars were secured to the tunnel walls to support electric lines for the mine carts. Lower parts of the sand mines were allowed to flood. The water was perfectly still, and made for a mud so thick it could suck off your boots.
Chicago-made fire door.
Behind the grand staircase is this beautifully preserved hallway with medieval-style arches and vivid paint.
The front of the Art Deco hospital, complete with Art Deco gears and Crosses of Loraine!
The bottom of the elevator which seemed too modern for the building. The top of the elevator opens into open air, as the second floor has long since collapsed.
The roof of the elevator was partly lit naturally with six big skylights. The less electricity pumped into a grain elevator, the less chance of a grain dust explosion.
The rear of engine bay 13… according to the heavily faded sign.
In the many-windowed metal building, the lumberyard buildings and the abandoned starch works buildings are separated by a thick wall of pallets.
The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs.