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.
While it looks like ground level, everything here is one story above the actual earth.
A Kiva is an underground, or partly underground, chamber for ceremonies.
Old conveyor belts are draped over the sides of the ore chutes to cut down on the noise and wear of the dumping trains.
After demolition in the mid 2000s, this interior door became exterior. I remember walking through the car shed as a teenager. It was a shortcut, if I didn’t get caught.
I love that the administration building–almost 100 years old now–still carries the original name.
Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today.
Looking at the boarded exterior of the newer area of the orphanage from its 1914 section.
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.