The roof has been replaced since this was taken. Hopefully, that will stem the water damage.
The top of the docks are so rotten in places that you can see the lake through the boards. In the foreground you can see the controls for the chutes, which work on a clutch.
The cornerstone of the building, in Latin.
The offices for the Five Roses elevator have long been boarded. To the left you can see the Manitoba Pool Elevator slogan, “Service at Cost”, meaning they would not make profit off farmers and dues.
This elevator came crashing down, perhaps from the topmost floor. I wonder what it sounded like.
Jars like these were used to measure the volume of fluid pumped out of TB patients’ lungs.
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.
When the Mitchell project is complete, I’ll miss the textures on the face of the boiler.
In the steam plant, steam pipes bundled in canvas and asbestos criss-cross the walls.