The piano must have been a nice distraction; there is very little to do in Roberts.
After demolition in the mid 2000s, this interior door became exterior. I remember walking through the car shed as a teenager. It was a shortcut, if I didn’t get caught.
You can see why so few products had bright packaging. If the can here was brown, you’d never see it in a dark wood cabinet.
These stairs lead to the balcony.
A warped mirror in the rock crusher at the rear of the complex.
This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
The offices for the Five Roses elevator have long been boarded. To the left you can see the Manitoba Pool Elevator slogan, “Service at Cost”, meaning they would not make profit off farmers and dues.
A fallen branch smashed out this skylight years ago, and since then the bees have found this tiny toilet a perfect home. This is part of the hotel where employees slept.
A side door on the rear of the castle that let guests out into a small stone courtyard below a tall turret.