Workshop Those able to work would be compelled to help fix up the facility, grow, harvest, and prepare food for fellow ‘inmates’, or work on vocational skills. Similar Images ...based on the tags: left-behind, overgrown, pillars, tables, trees, water-damage... In the bottom of a creek, an antique children’s wheelchair is buried in grass, where someone threw it. Wooden leg braces suggest this dates to the 1950s. An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s. Dr. Muchow’s offices stand near his ‘new’ mill, but they show evidence of vandalism. Behind the factory was an old truck, blocked in by overgrown trees on one side and the buildings on the other. 1950s safety posters about static and proper footware hide in remote offices, where the curious haven’t stolen them… yet. The headquarters for the plant was in the middle of it. It’s abandoned but well preserved–a strange sight in Gary, Indiana. The offices, cleared out pending fire inspection. Now it’s full of stuff again. 2015. Exterior of chapel. My first picture at Nopeming, sometime around 2004. The same year that the county stopped mowing the lawn.