Vents in the boards over the windows helps prevent mold and animals from getting too crazy inside.
This building was 99 years old when it was demolished for the coal mine.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
Delmar #4 is like two elevators in one, in capacity and design.
The now-demolished Industrial Building.
The playground used to be near the school which is now in ruins.
Call me angsty, but I like it. Found in the Auxiliary Hospital.
One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
It is unclear when the ‘Superior Warehouse Company’ sign was put up, but it was likely around 1916-1917, when maps indicate it served as a dry goods warehouse, operated by Twohy-Eimon Mercantile Company. The Sivertson sign was likely added in the mid-1980s. In this image I tried to preserve the colors the bricks turn at sunset.