Looking up from the train shed. The building was consistently crumbling and I wish I had worn a hard hat in this area.
Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
The skyway in the bottom of the picture is now gone.
Looking at the headframe for Shaft 3 from the tower for Shaft 1. Below is the roof of the Dry House. It was hard to remind myself that these building have been abandoned longer than I’ve been alive.
The lower floors of King Elevator are scrapped and ruined. Nearly everything that is not concrete has been destroyed. Some time ago it seems that someone built a tarp-roof hovel inside of the ground floor.
An abandoned gatehouse bearing the name of the former factory.