The mostly-empty distilling room is easy to spot from the outside because of the distinctive round window.
The pits have long since been filled so the roundhouse could be used for storage.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
The alley-mounted fire escape is long gone, but lamps over the bricked-up windows and a dark outline show how it zig zagged.
In most places, it may seem off for there to be a tunnel door on the top floor of a building, but Ford was that kind of place. This door from the steam plant led into a skyway and tunnel that connected to the main assembly floor.
I didn’t test the rungs, but I bet the view was incredible.
The machine shop today.
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.