Looking across the spired rooftop of the Kirkbride building. In the foreground is a fire chute that contains a metal spiral slide designed to evacuate patients in case of a fire. Note the ironwork on the chimney.
At first glance, I thought the center building was a hoist house because of the shape of the window. Now I think this was built as a warehouse and later used as a laboratory.
The State School stage, taken as it was getting scrapped.
Part of the Laundry Building with an ugly archway between rooms. Note that even this building had a nurse’s station with shatterproof windows. Laundry was done by supervised patients as part of their Occupational Therapy and the staff took no chances.
Leather shoes in a supply closet. They seem to me men’s shoes.
The fantastic red elevator that is Pool #61, built 1928.
Birch shadows on stone walls… have you been looking at my Christmas list?
Looking out at the town water tower (which I love) from the sugar mill (which I also love).
Approaching the power station and its giant stack. The stack replaced four shorter stacks in the 1960s, helping with pollution in the downtown corridor.