The office building was fancy compared to the utilitarian factory behind it. My favorite part was the logo crown.
Vines are finding their way into the roundhouse.
The top of the giant arched windows facing the Mississippi and the swing bridge.
The “Inner-Urban Jawbreaker,” a one-of-a-kind, salty-but-sweet remnant of a bygone heavy-industrial period in this area’s history. A time when the walls were whole and the floors were clean, in other words, a time when people made things other than photographs inside the never ending corridors and factory floors.
An abandoned gatehouse bearing the name of the former factory.
Admin, 2005. This is the only good picture I took of the Administration Tower before a lightning strke ignited its roof. Now a metal cap keeps the water out of the most iconic building at the Kirkbride.
This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.
Kat’s pretty cool.
The old men’s ward is an example of what the hospital resembled before part of the complex was modernized. Small rooms, light switches outside the door, small observation windows set into heavy wood. If you ask me, though, the tile work across the floors is the most spectacular.