Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.
“Place Tripod Here” my friends would say. But for me, it’s the money shot. Note the painting around the inside of the skylight.
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.
A closeup of the finely-carved seats in the house, presumably original to the Sattler. There are not too many of these in this kind of condition. If you have a better name for this figure than Cordelia, leave a comment.
The stage of the theatre still holds hymnals and other vestiges of its time as a church.
The basement of the asylum was a strange place. Take, this fireplace, for instance, in an otherwise barren room. Random cinderblock (left) has created a little room behind the fireplace. To round out the strangeness, a toilet was plumbed into the middle of the space. Note the stone foundations.
This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.
A pink room with very heavy doors that reminds me of the rooms at some of the insane asylums that I’ve explored.
Pocket door and light switches in the upper control room, at the top of the spiral staircase.