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.
Peering into a remote office at Manitoba Wheat Pool #3. Someone left their to-do list behind.
Part of the grain dust venting system, dislodged from its place above the dumping hatches under the grain cribs.
Trees by the beautiful Nurse’s Cottage above and behind the Kirkbride. One side looks out over farmland while the other faces the back of the hospital grounds. As of 2014, the city is allowing artists to rent spaces inside.
These corner pilings served as bumpers… a little assurance against wind, ice, and new captains.
The power pulley that ran air compressors straight off of the steam plant’s axel.
Colors of the boiler room.
Spare parts ready for this building’s reactivation.
An original, minimally remodeled bathroom above the cafeteria reminds us what the whole complex once looked like.