From left to right: shaft building, headframe, rock house, hoist house.
Camera: Pentax 67.
This building had the rusty remains of a few mattresses, likely used in the 1940s when this site was last occupied.
The large domed rooms were surreal.
The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.
The hospital was surrounded by walking paths that crisscrossed the front green, as it was called. Part of Kirkbride’s plan was to have ample opportunities for exercise outdoors–fresh air, especially cold fresh air, was thought to have curative properties.
A big door into the fire pump room.
About a century later. A view of the main factory building, looking toward the two furnaces.