Every floor of the main hospital buildings had its own bathrooms. They often make obvious the fact that these buildings were intentionally built as permanent structures. Even a century after they were built, and several decades of total neglect, they were in fabulous condition.
This room on the top floor of one of the oldest buildings has seemingly not changed since it was adapted for employee use. Some sections of the hospital were adapted for staff to live in. Paying Patient Ward–where capable patients were separated from wards of the state.
A huge steam pipe snakes between catwalks, through the floors, and toward the condensers, so the water could be recovered and reused.
The most patriotic wallpaper I’ve seen.
A typical large mine tunnel. You can just make out the narrow gauge rail.
Chester Creek, where it was forced to dip below the circa-1970s I-35 tunnels.
Lights over the emergency slides. A veritable overgrown city in the background.
The workshop sat below the main working floor and had serious power going to it.
The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.