Left: a ladder and hatch to the roof of the Temple Opera Building. Right: a false wall hides the staircase that runs right into the roof, which used to be third floor of the building. Note how the bannister is simply cut off.
The wrought iron staircase for what was the Consumer’s Brewery Brew House, as indicated by very fine cast landings with the company logo. The staircase is in bad condition; someone had run a forklift or something similar into the bottom in addition to copious vandalism and water damage. Holes in the floor, like in the upper-right corner indicate where stainless steel kettles used to be before they were scrapped.
After crushing, these machines would float lighter material to the surface of the water, where it would be skimmed and discarded. Gold and silver laden stone would sink to the bottom, where it was collected for the next stage of processing. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
A staircase threads between the top floor and the sluices, which are in the middle of the dredge-mill.
A generator in the power room… steam powered.
The second floor in the smaller house, which was a bit smaller than the Head Keeper’s house.
It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
Sawdust is the most classic of insulation materials.
The former, and much-altered, main entrance and grand staircase.