While the last of the Studebaker production buildings were being demolished, I visited again. Here’s a shot taken shortly after the demolition crew left for the day.
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
A green chair in a green room.
A typical room in Birtle.
The third floor corridor is not so welcoming, as it requires visitors to walk along the support breams without the luxury of a floor. I didn’t mind, but I can’t see the family with young children that was also exploring Noisy doing the same.
These ceramic bricks were likely from the fireproof tunnel that connected the elevators.
Before each warhead was crated, it was inspected.
Miners would sit in this room before going into the mine. The boards on the right indicated whether every single miner was “in” or “out”.
In the ward for the criminally insane, this door was the most-worn. Nail scratches mark the area around the peep hole, the wood is gouged everywhere from thrown chairs and hard kicks, and a ominous blood-colored stain is visible where it dripped in the second inset from the bottom. Aside from the damage, the coloring in this section was very vibrant, though it was probably little reprieve for those who had to work here.