A street side exposure of the original 1914 section of the orphanage. Turned into black and white to deemphasize all the graffiti across the front steps.
A creek has cut through the middle of the mine property, washing away the loose rock and eroding the foundations of the Concentrator. It’s pretty, though! It’s be belief, though I cannot prove it, that some of the water here originates from inside the now-buried Santiago Tunnel, which is no doubt flooded to a great extent.
“It must have been beautiful once.” “Yeah, especially in the winter.”
I wonder what this guy is thinking, walking through the complex.
The St. Louis County Sheriff constantly patrols the property looking for trespassers.
The outside of Whiting Mine, as it looks today.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
My first view of the tunnel was in the dead of winter. In spite of being in the middle of the forest, it was totally silent. Mamiya GA645 / Kodak Pro 400
C’mon and grab your friends… we’ll go to very—rusty lands…