Kurth bears a ghost sign. Recently, its main sign was destroyed by graffiti artists in 2015.
In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
Inside the pilot copper concentrator.
A jankey ladder leads to a platform over a wooden tank. Here’s hoping my usage contributes to jankey being accepted into the dictionary! Thanks, lexicographers.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
In the days before a centralized fire alarm system, coded whistle blasts would warn when and where a fire broke out.
An engine on display outside the Montana Territorial Prison in Deer Lodge, MT. This was a typical electric locomotive used by The Milwaukee Road.
In the back of the warehouse is the old incinerator, probably used to destroy kegs that could not be reused.