Sunrise in the orphanage… between classrooms and whispers.
Rogers Mine is one of the most structurally sound mines in the Iron River area that isn’t part of a museum.
Standing where the Standard Oil’s boiler used to sit; the coal room is on the right, and would have been filled from trackside.
A closeup of the now-scrapped steel chute.
Wagons and horses were kept in the building on the left, separate from the rest of the complex in case of fire. In the distance is the boiler house, separate for the same reason.
Two of the remaining four towers in the projects. Throughout our time there we saw and heard squatters inside and chose not to go in. What do you call a smart choice made in the midst of a dumb choice? There should be a word for that.
The nitrating house was a chemically dangerous place, so it had thick metal and concrete shield for every station right next to an emergency shower.
A look at the Longmont Sugar Mill in May 2014.
The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.