The meticulously tiled dry house shower floor–cracked by frost.
The hospital was surrounded by walking paths that crisscrossed the front green, as it was called. Part of Kirkbride’s plan was to have ample opportunities for exercise outdoors–fresh air, especially cold fresh air, was thought to have curative properties.
The skylights with geared-to-open windows were massive and quite functional.
An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
The building was the victim of many small fires over the years, and one big fire in 1995.
It was interesting that, even though storms had carried the wooden walkway that stretched under the dock, these piles of spilled taconite remain where they had dropped.
Chicago-made fire door.
Birch shadows on stone walls… have you been looking at my Christmas list?