My favorite time to be in the brewery was sunrise. That’s the kind of light that made the brewhouse glow.
In the nurses’ dormitories, beds, couches and chairs still sit. It’s unclear whether these are remnants of the homeless shelter in the 80s or the actual nurses.
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.
The first floor hallway between conference rooms and the diesel lab at the center of the facility
These racks lined many of the floors, although I couldn’t decipher their purpose. Tastes like duotone…
Aaron by the concentrator.
A wimpy crane by most standards, only suitable for moving around parts of steam turbines.
A big sliding fire door opens onto a train dock.
Bayard Sugar Mill, as seen from the old power plant