This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
Sidewalks to a boarded barracks, each making the other obsolete in the night.
Call me angsty, but I like it. Found in the Auxiliary Hospital.
Looking at the Broadway from across Broadway, a beautiful Buffalo day. Note the glazed terra cotta facade–and the signs of fire damage from the first floor.
This battlement-like tower is the first thing one sees coming to Old Taylor from Frankfort.
Offices above the labs. Note all the air handling equipment. I love the utilitarian design.
The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs.
The back door into the old distillery building. Not castle-like at all, sadly.
Jef throws open the back door of an alley for the trailing photographers and historians.