The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
Outbuildings near the perimeter fence. Beyond is all ranch land.
The former express concourse, as seen in 2005.
David Aho, the owner of Mitchell Engine House, poses beside the boiler.
The former BESCO building in the last light of day.
The wings of the church had a lot more water damage than the rest. The organ on the balcony was in decent condition when I arrived.
There’s no way an explorer, much less a choir, could stand here now. Since this picture was taken the roof has collapsed onto the loft.
Scanned after being recovered from the bottom of an old wooden box for a few years. Circa 2005.
A burned and rusted control panel in the corner of the new hoist room.