I am not sure, but I think this section was a storehouse; it has two ramps that connect the rail yard outside and the blacksmith shop. On all of the historic doors that face that part of the yard, signs caution workers to look out for cars…
The elevator tower seems to have been built with expansion of the dock in mind.
Those able to work would be compelled to help fix up the facility, grow, harvest, and prepare food for fellow ‘inmates’, or work on vocational skills.
Looking toward Mitchell from its last building.
Some of the rotting clothes were in boxes, split long ago from moisture. Others were just heaped in piles.
The doorframes become more askew every year as the buildings slip downward into the gulch at different rates. This seems to be the part of the mine ruins where transients leave their marks. The graffiti dated back to the 1970s, at least.
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.
After climbing the elevator shaft to the illusive second level, a new pallet of colors were revealed.