The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
Steel mine hoists, near the place they worked, wait for scrap prices to justify their final removal from Osceola, Michigan.
In front of the mine building the ground has opened up, showing a one-subterranean hallway. Locals seem to be using the dangerous hole as a trash dump.
The lower portal of the Selby Tunnel, as it looks today. The area is a popular spot for homeless to camp–can you spot the tent?
A creek has cut through the middle of the mine property, washing away the loose rock and eroding the foundations of the Concentrator. It’s pretty, though! It’s be belief, though I cannot prove it, that some of the water here originates from inside the now-buried Santiago Tunnel, which is no doubt flooded to a great extent.
This office, as seen from the power plant, administered the bonded warehouses. There used to be a few more of them, according to old maps and postcards.
“Paint the fence,” they said, but I don’t feel like it… who cares, anyway.
Trees between duplexes overshadow the buildings they were planted to shield; revenge for the boards on the windows.