Looking into the engine works from the concrete addition.
An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
The small door leads to the offices, the large door leads to the shop. My back at this time is to the corrugated steel wall. At the time I wondered why there was just one steel wall, not knowing that 40 years before there was another spot for an engine here. This section of the roundhouse has become a sort of town dump–car seats, cans of paint and tires are piled into its corners.
The gothic landing between balcony and classroom level and the ground floor.
Imagine with yellow window guards are eyebrows and the open windows are the eyes. This headframe seems a bit curious.
Chicago looks in as we look out, for holes and trolls where anything goes.
Looking from the brewhouse at the death of its sister building, across Minnehaha.