This building was 99 years old when it was demolished for the coal mine.
An outfall for 43rd Avenue Creek. Let’s rename it Substreet Creek; isn’t that a better name?
One of the storage bunkers was cracked open. I wonder how effective this heavy door would actually be… I expect, not very.
Mark poses for scale in the natural section of the cave. It appears to have been created by erosion, where water following the natural fault (crack above) washed the sandstone below away, thereby creating a dead space. The stone doorway appeared to be original.
There is a cool old air compressor in the corner of the powerhouse.
From the roof of the Clemens House, looking toward downtown St. Louis.
Judging by the bed, this room was used by employees in its later years.
A side view showing the extreme structural damage to what I believe is the Masonic Cottage. I honestly cannot unravel how some of this was done, unless the local armory is missing a 4″ canon and some cartridge shot.
From atop a concrete slap that seals the old path of Mine Shaft #3, I loop up into the hoisting room.