Looking into one of the fire slides, designed to evacuate patients extremely quickly. In 1880, a fire completely destroyed the asylum at St. Peter, Minnesota, killing 30 patients.
Looking at the ghost sign from a rust-locked cement conveyor that linked the silos with a packing warehouse.
My guess is that the Capitol Hotel closed and Adler bought up some of their equipment.
Zachary Taylor’s very own Scottish castle, spring-side in the Kentucky backcountry. Boarded and waiting, but in surprisingly good condition, considering the decades. I especially love the tower on the right side of the frame.
The great stenciled number on this chute caught my eye.
The basements of the barracks were often stone and brick, and many of them were connected by short tunnels.
A mix of brick and stone construction where the stock house meets the cellars. The caves brought well water to the brewery and drained the refuse away, and the various sewer connections are visible here and tell the story of the company’s expansion above.
This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.
A sharp turn in the coatings department twists the steel out of sight.