Above the old machine shop is a packing building and a crate of cardboard label rolls.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.
Looking toward Fort William (Western) Elevator from the top of Superior Elevator. Fort William is bordered on the south and east by this wide, winding railyard. Note the pretty and quaint brick offices of the Western.
Kansas is known for tornados. Think ‘Wizard of Oz’. That, considered with the fact that the workers were surrounded by bombs and bomb making materials called for lots of earthen shelters, just in case.
The mark of a long producing mine is these racks of thousands of core samples, stored next to the capped mine shaft.
A circular common room in one of the original parts of the hospital. When the asylum was especially crowded, this would be filled with patient beds, too. It’s very strange that this floor was not tiled like the other common rooms. It makes me wonder if especially dangerous patients were kept in this ward; those who could not be trusted to not extract and sharpen the ceramic tiles. Portra 160.
Spare parts ready for this building’s reactivation.
An old name for an older elevator, as seen from an abandoned rail spur.
The elevator works on gravity… this is where a conveyor belt was to move the grain toward the main elevator to be loaded into ships.