One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
A humble prairie elevator at Fannystelle, Manitoba. What a name!
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.
This floor of the workhouse had corkscrew conveyors–big augers–in the floor to move material around. Most of the walls that were metal were missing, leaving the concrete structure and open doors.
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.
Looking across the spired rooftop of the Kirkbride building. In the foreground is a fire chute that contains a metal spiral slide designed to evacuate patients in case of a fire. Note the ironwork on the chimney.
The gold mine is now a gravel pit.
The gothic landing between balcony and classroom level and the ground floor.
All electrical rooms were surrounded by walls, for obvious reasons. Now all the walls are gone, for reasons less obvious.