Looking across the spired rooftop of the Kirkbride building. In the foreground is a fire chute that contains a metal spiral slide designed to evacuate patients in case of a fire. Note the ironwork on the chimney.
This office, as seen from the power plant, administered the bonded warehouses. There used to be a few more of them, according to old maps and postcards.
The mill is one of the tallest buildings in the city. It’s too bad that the cupola with its big skylights and flagpole were removed.
This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s.
Looking out of the biggest cave into the shell of the burned brewery, almost 125 years after it was destroyed by fire.
The complex was so big that trains could make deliveries through the middle of it, passing below this striped skyway.
The taller of the two smokestacks on site. Note the crack around its crown.
The purpose of the concentrator was to separate the gold and silver-rich ore from the waste rock. You can tell from the design that the process relies heavily on gravity.
The approach to Dock 4 is long demolished, so it is only accessible when the lake freezes.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!