A sizable crane on the corner of the engine house still swings out.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
Below the factory floor is a network of hallways and tunnels, all flooded with water.
The big door at the bottom of the concentrator was where a tram once connected to lower the (pre-) processed ore into the river valley, where the railroad was. It’s unclear whether this ever connected directly to Eureka’s Sunnyside mill, although it’s possible.
No windows? Bricks? Must be for flammables.
Looking out of the Brewery Creek Drain outfall at night, after a storm had pushed piles of rocks up onto the shore.
Looking into the Argo Tunnel at its Idaho Springs portal. I was hoping to see tracks and a steel door, but found a busy crew of environmental workers installing a pipe between the bulkhead and new water plant.
One of a pair of poles to hold the electric lines for the streetcars entering and exiting the tunnel.
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.