Some of the internal staircases were fitted with cages that wound round down the stairs to deter suicidal patients from taking a dive.
Dr. Muchow’s offices stand near his ‘new’ mill, but they show evidence of vandalism.
Part of the unremodeled hospital, above the Service Building, where employees would stay sometimes.
This picture tells half the story about the size of half of the complex. For Port Arthur, it’s average, but this would be a fantastically large elevator if it were anywhere else!
Almost all of the doors and windows on the ground floor have been boarded, leaving the ground level very dark.
The blacksmith shop is pretty rugged looking. Through the door you can see the collapsed walkway that might have once connected to a building covering the Santiago Tunnel adit.
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.
A closeup of a high window in Bunge.
These houses was built by hard rock miners in the early 1900s.