This gives a sense of the scale and the water damage of the old side (brick, rather than concrete) of the roundhouse.
Fergus Falls State Hospital. Well, technically moonlight… but a with stars nonetheless! The orange glow from the left and in the rear of the building are exterior lights on associated–former State Hospital–buildings. All other light is from the full moon that evening.
While the last of the Studebaker production buildings were being demolished, I visited again. Here’s a shot taken shortly after the demolition crew left for the day.
…a little close for comfort.
The railing were jealous of both the bricks and bits, and chose instead to dissolve like this.
The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
The main floor of the hospital was crammed with furniture.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
These aluminum powder kegs were forgotten in storage.