One of the cupola air intakes, rattled loose by the demolition downstairs, hangs stranded on the second floor. You can see that the floor I’m standing on in this picture used to extend all the way to the right wall. The blue paint on the wall made the climb absolutely worth it.
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.
A small bunker and blast wall between shell-loading buildings would have provided shelter during disasters, such as tornados, accidental explosions, and perhaps even enemy attacks.
Looking out of the boarded windows in the Great Western Sugar office.
To get more light into the wards, the building was narrow and had angular rooms, often staff space, perpendicular to the main hallway.
The company labs. If you can believe it, this area is even more destroyed today.
An interesting crane in the back of the machine shop. It seems very light duty, so I am not certain what it was used for.
A bleak double room in what used to be the Receiving Hospital, built apart from the Kirkbride to observe incoming patients before they were placed in a ward.
Looking through the old brewhouse toward the Keg Wash House.