That floor isn’t dirt–it’s old rotting grain that’s formed into a sort of moldy mud.
The Tilston School,built in the late 1960s. In front of it is a memorial and model to the first schoolhouse. This building, however, has been turned into a kind of town dump. The classrooms are filled with mattresses and discarded tires and trash.
One leg of the headframe meets the hoist house. Two cranes are rusted in place.
S&X seen in the background through the fog.
A small upper level was accessible via ladder through the hole in this ceiling. Ben for scale.
Hip bump girl.
The beacon was installed in 1938 and removed in the mid-2000s.
Wood brick floors reduced noise and vibration, making the work environment safer and keeping the superstructure intact. Too bad people like to pile these up and set them on fire on the weekends. With 3.5 million sqft, though, it’s not exactly running out…