Bldg 253 This building seemed like a pump house or compressor house. It was full of empty concrete mounts. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, boarded-windows, numbers, overgrown, signs... We people are so small. The front of the school overlooks the town of Birtle, Manitoba. It replaced a circa-1894 building which was a little farther down the hill. A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated. The machine shop today. Some of the internal staircases were fitted with cages that wound round down the stairs to deter suicidal patients from taking a dive. Looking out of the wavy stock shop. The old approach, almost in its entirety as I found it. Looking into the Pool 8 Annex from the original Ogilvie’s elevator. Train-mounted snowplows pushed the snow through the fence and against the old offices.