One basement room has a pile of x-rays of miners, taken and stored by the company.
Peeling paint reveals the room numbers of the past.
A steel powder keg serves as a door prop on the static-proof wood core floor. Note the ‘XXX’ marking to the left of the double door.
There were a few traces of the building’s past, mostly in the doors and floors, some of which still had rails embedded in the concrete. The building could store 174 streetcars inside of its walls.
Spare parts ready for this building’s reactivation.
Miners would sit in this room before going into the mine. The boards on the right indicated whether every single miner was “in” or “out”.
In one of the small offices there’s this machine that bills itself as “The Recorder.” I’m an old tech geek and I still don’t know what this really does.
Perhaps one side is firmer than the other?
A 1960s style TV set in a sun room at the back of the poor house. The concrete room survived the roof collapse and was full of rotten children’s books and toys. Perhaps it was where donations were sorted, or perhaps it was a nursery/orphanage area.