A single cloud makes its way to Buffington Harbor and Lake Michigan from the quiet backroads of the plant.
If you look closely, you can see the rain dropping into the building. This is the part of the chapel with the collapsed roof–not the carvings on the choir loft.
Mammoth Mine overlooks Central City from atop Mammoth Hill. In the distance you can make out Coeur d’Alene Mine (red), which operated from 1885 through 1940.
The Cross of Loraine served as the international symbol of tuberculosis; it was traditional to find these on sanatorium smokestacks like this, which was part of the old steam plant, behind the Refractory.
While the maps name this the compressor house, I believe, based on its size and number of heavy machine mounts, that it also housed the pumps to drain the mine.
She liked to joke that she was my “tripod sherpa”.
In the background you can see the crane, which would in the weeks to follow bring all you see here to the ground.
This miner locker room has probably never been so clean.
Employee lockers near the stage, Service Building.