I like to think of this as a giant straw, through which the factory is slowly draining the earth, leaving nothing but reinforced concrete below…
Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
This building had no identity issues. My chief regret was not spending more time documenting the ghost signs around the complex.
Looking at the concrete headframe from street level. Acros 100 in Pentax 67
All that’s left of the lost annex near Saskatchewan Wheat Pool #4 and #5. Arista 100.
The long control room overlooks giant caps where equipment was removed long ago.
This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.
Those able to work would be compelled to help fix up the facility, grow, harvest, and prepare food for fellow ‘inmates’, or work on vocational skills.