The Tilston School,built in the late 1960s. In front of it is a memorial and model to the first schoolhouse. This building, however, has been turned into a kind of town dump. The classrooms are filled with mattresses and discarded tires and trash.
Sleeping bags mark this former courtyard as a crash pad for the local homeless.
The basement held a makeshift chapel.
The Peavey logo, before it rusted off and the offices were demolished.
From the catwalks below the hoisting motor in Shaft No. 1.
A sign on the corner of a laboratory remembers.
Between two brick buildings is a metal one with many windows set into it. Having been in many mills of similar design, I conjecture that this was the milling building, where machines ground the corn before it was boiled.
Because painted signs would not hold up in this spot–in between four ovens that were literally hot enough to melt steel inside. Solution: Cut the pipe labels into the sheet metal. Seems to have worked.
Books in nooks and not getting a look… about the crook with hooks that cooks.