To run new gutters through the building, some of the plaster walls of the Chateau had to be smashed through.
I love this original brick archway, near the narrow gauge shop. Gorgeous!
This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.
The roof compromised, rain water rolls down the main stairway.
The individual ovens are skinny to allow even and fast heating of the whole interior. Numbers are cut into signs because no paint could withstand the heat or corrosive emissions from the coking process.
Sadly, this picture is dated from the fact there’s a single piece of glass unbroken. Since this was taken, the entrance to the church has been vandalized even more.
A diesel engine on display at Deer Lodge, circa 1961.
Frankie on the White Pine Mine vehicle access shaft. The mine was traditional inside… all room-and-pillar.