She liked to joke that she was my “tripod sherpa”.
Much of the signage in the mill was hand-drawn.
A heavy steel security door, taken right off its hinges. This was likely installed after Grafton State School took over the hospital.
Furnace #7, as seen from #6’s catwalks. Cue morning fog.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
Behind the grand staircase is this beautifully preserved hallway with medieval-style arches and vivid paint.
Tunnels interconnected all of the complex, carrying power, steam, laundry and food throughout the hospital. This is a typical causeway that would have been very busy when the hospital was operating. In some places, signs still point to defunct areas of the hospital.
In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.