Looking at the boarded exterior of the newer area of the orphanage from its 1914 section.
A wide view of the poor house. Look at the smokestack and elevator shaft, which show the former roofline.
Small rooms in the basement of the asylum were seemingly too tiny to be used, even for storage.
The gothic landing between balcony and classroom level and the ground floor.
The old crane swung on windier days over the Worthington Steam Pump. This is probably last used to disassemble the antique generators, which are all now gone.
The small door leads to the offices, the large door leads to the shop. My back at this time is to the corrugated steel wall. At the time I wondered why there was just one steel wall, not knowing that 40 years before there was another spot for an engine here. This section of the roundhouse has become a sort of town dump–car seats, cans of paint and tires are piled into its corners.
Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.
Note the large belt pulley in the center of the frame. Follow the axel it’s on and you’ll see several belts still attached to the drive, which was originally steam-driven.
A simple porcelain fountain in the original brewhouse. The water fountain, no doubt, is not original.