Wagons and horses were kept in the building on the left, separate from the rest of the complex in case of fire. In the distance is the boiler house, separate for the same reason.
A heavy steel rail door to help funnel explosions upward, rather than outward.
The office building was fancy compared to the utilitarian factory behind it. My favorite part was the logo crown.
A staircase threads between the top floor and the sluices, which are in the middle of the dredge-mill.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
Connecting the Administration building’s tower and top floors is this beautiful cast iron staircase. It was probably designed to help service the clock originally planned to be set in the tower, but when the hospital went over budget the state cancelled the timepiece. Now we are left with a gorgeous stair with little or no real purpose–not that I’m complaining. I am a long-admitted spiral staircase fetishist.
A brewmaster’s desk leans beside a long-disused stainless steel kettle. The staircase above goes to another level of kettles, which are visibly older.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
Even in monochrome, you can probably tell what colors were over Hastings that evening: Red, White, and Blue.