The holes were for men to poke reluctant ore with long poles, with the hope that a lucky jab would let the load slide down into the boat below. Now they’re just traps.
The basements of the barracks were often stone and brick, and many of them were connected by short tunnels.
Inside the office was a small furnace and a collection of mechanical belts. You can see “SERVICE AT COST” and “POOL 168” in the background.
A rooftop scene.
Spots of yellow gravel mark gold mines with nothing left on the surface. Is this one of the drainage pipes?
North of the assembly complex is a storage network of earthen and concrete bunkers.
Looking down a manlift on the ore dock side of the elevator. It’s a belt-less belt-o-vator!
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.