The old movie theatre sign was sitting right inside the sealed front doors.
On the left you can see one of the later air shafts for the mine below, which allowed for natural air exchange with the main production areas of the coal mine. That is to say, there were no fans blowing fresh air down below.
Where the tailings boom meets the mill.
This sea leg was installed to unload grain boats. It’s pretty much a big bucket elevator that can be moved and lowered into waiting boats.
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.
Sunbeams under the sintering belt. Support cradles for the wires crossing the factory are falling down.
I like to imagine this as an old-timey radio microphone.
The top floor’s old-fashioned hospital ways were too much to pass without a photo or two… with the paint falling off the walls it was as if the building was shedding its skin in an effort to become rejuvenated or useful.