Looking past the hoist room (left) toward Shaft No. 1, behind the concrete head frame built in the late 1940s. This shaft could haul equipment from ground level (below) to shop level, where the picture was taken.
Catwalk crating, welded over the yard crane operator cab’s windows.
Algae grows where water flows/From the sawtooth roof/To the mines below/The sun climbs high/But is in no one’s eyes/A wall alone crumbles/It was no suprise
The beacon was installed in 1938 and removed in the mid-2000s.
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.
A pipe bracket seems to have rusted off of the ceiling.
A reminder to the manlift riders to get off the belt before they hit their heads on the ceiling. This is the top level of the headhouse, where dust collectors would extract most of the grain bits from the air to reduce risk of explosion.
One of the ugly modern staircases.
The top floor of the Chateau was the original surgical suite. Later, hydrotherapy took place here. When Nopeming was converted to a nursing home, it was a place where residents watched movies. Portra 400 on Voigtlander Bessa.
This little curled yellow thing is one of the last hints that this adobe building was lived in.