Fancy spikes to help keep suicidal patients from climbing the fence and leaping down the stairs.
Though it’s a little unclear what control station controlled what function, these levers seemed to relate to some of the bigger equipment inside the dredge, such as the trommel.
The seminal architectural feature of the old hospital–the parts built by Illinois Central Railroad–was this staircase. Wide and graceful, adorned with paint chips and fire extinguishers, and leading from offices to surgical suites to the cafeteria.
A green chair in a green room.
Strange graffiti in a side room. Someone was having fun…
Sonnenstrahlen, “sunbeams”, come through the kicked-up coke dust covering everything below the sintering floor.
Looking through a secure ward door at the destroyed rooms beyond.
This section retains water and is mostly shaded, so moss has found a way to live in the concrete.
A side view of the floatation level. I found it interesting that there were little ladders and staircases in the mill to help workers get around–this place was not as shoddy as other mills I’ve seen.