Although the caves deviated little in their year-round temperature, it was common to use blocks of ice to cool beer immediately before shipment. This is the ruins of the ice chute.
Between the gauges for the power plant boilers and the steam pump flywheels.
Look at the floor–do you see the hole? That goes down a lonnnnnng ways.
The upper sections of Brewery Creek have stone floors and brick ceilings. It’s beautiful–for a sewer.
Standing on the fence barricade that used to keep squatters out of the tunnel, the size of the space is impressive. What you see here is the current length of the tunnel; I set up a flashlight at the end to illuminate the concrete wall that is the lower portal.
The ‘working’ part of the furnaces are about a story above ground level, so the catwalks snake above the tree line.
In front of the mine building the ground has opened up, showing a one-subterranean hallway. Locals seem to be using the dangerous hole as a trash dump.
This is a great example of a combination rock house; the silos below used to fill trains with ore dropped from mine cars pulled to the top of the structure.