These stairs connected some small main-level offices with one of the main sewing rooms above. Because the roof on this building was strong, it was pretty well preserved–look at those colors. Through the open fire door on the left, though, you can see that the roof has given out.
This is what I believe to be the Masonic Cottage, where infected Freemasons would be treated together and enjoy some simple luxuries because of their social connections. Freemasonry is still popular in North Dakota.
About a century later. A view of the main factory building, looking toward the two furnaces.
A cottage for masons infected with TB to live together.
In the corner of the foundry, this lunchroom was literally collapsing under one small leak in the roof. Tile by tile the water ate away the ceiling. Note the clock.
Not a wisp of smoke can be seen today.
The cold air collided with the sun-warmed water on the floor, filling the ground floor of the Keg House with thick fog…