Collapsing Poor Farm A wide view of the poor house. Look at the smokestack and elevator shaft, which show the former roofline. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, clouds, grass, roofless, staircases... The southernmost houses in Gilman are seen through the pines on the right, near the tram stop. I’ve written it before, but I like observing the way buildings change in terms of new windows, bricked up doors, and so on, and thinking of how their forms change to reflect the work inside of them. One of the few windows that escaped steel plating the last time the hospital was sealed tight to let nature roam within. “To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.” ― Emily Dickinson It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon. The taller of the two smokestacks on site. Note the crack around its crown. Looking to the chapel addition from the Chateau. The superstructure for the sea-leg skyways serves no purpose now… the offices are bricked up, too. Why? The city constructed a wall in the early 2000s to discourage visitors. Note the staircase is cut off, too.