The four buildings seen here comprise almost all of the notable remaining structures.
A familiar scene in Control Tower B, though the microphone has not been used for years.
A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated.
As if they were planning to move the furniture out of the hospital, it all sits in the main hallway in the ground floor.
Connecting the Administration building’s tower and top floors is this beautiful cast iron staircase. It was probably designed to help service the clock originally planned to be set in the tower, but when the hospital went over budget the state cancelled the timepiece. Now we are left with a gorgeous stair with little or no real purpose–not that I’m complaining. I am a long-admitted spiral staircase fetishist.
The powerhouse had two elevated tracks behind it, one for coal and one for deliveries.
These stairs connected some small main-level offices with one of the main sewing rooms above. Because the roof on this building was strong, it was pretty well preserved–look at those colors. Through the open fire door on the left, though, you can see that the roof has given out.
The depot of Ringling is a very lonely looking building and there are many holes in its roof. There are no signs on it whatsoever.
In an old ward, two men would have shared this room.