Frontier Gas is a former (?) gas station chain. Chain O’ mines reused a scrapped sign to mark their mill. Under the paint you can barely make out: GLORY HOLE GOLD MILL.
The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.
Between the room with mold sand and the space where the car’s metal bits would be put together, a pillar is marked as structurally vital.
The basement of the asylum was a strange place. Take, this fireplace, for instance, in an otherwise barren room. Random cinderblock (left) has created a little room behind the fireplace. To round out the strangeness, a toilet was plumbed into the middle of the space. Note the stone foundations.
Harsh rail yard lighting throws shadows of broken windows against the line of boilers.
Looking at the boarded exterior of the newer area of the orphanage from its 1914 section.
Identical warehouses seem a little newer than the rest of the plant. I suspect these were added in the mid-1950s for the Korean War, during which about 200 buildings were added to the complex.
The side of a launcher, with outbuildings in the background. You can see the tracks where the roof would open before launch.