Park Insurance Agency is no longer in business, nor would you be able to dial that phone number.
The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs.
The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.” ― Emily Dickinson
About a century later. A view of the main factory building, looking toward the two furnaces.
Beautiful details in the plaster moulding have been preserved by the sheer height of this room between the cathedral and auditorium.
Left: A medium storage chamber with access to an interconnecting steam tunnel at ceiling height. This room also has various smashed toilets. Why? Because dead toilets–all of them–always find a home in a cave. Center: Steps go past a +-intersection, left goes deeper, right goes to utility tunnels for the brewery, forward used to go to the brewery basement… it’s now backfilled. Left from the backfill is a small hallway; see ‘Backfill Self Portrait’. Center-Right: Utility tunnels tie knots between the brewery’s demolished basement and its caves. Right: Most of the storage volume is in large chambers down this causeway.
Looking out of the American diesel crane at the gantry crane that ran the length of the dock.
My guess is that the Capitol Hotel closed and Adler bought up some of their equipment.