This little curled yellow thing is one of the last hints that this adobe building was lived in.
This is one of the biggest warps I’ve ever found in a wooden factory floor hasn’t broken yet. When you stand on it, it make a very loud popping sound as the boards shift. The poster on the pillar near the left side of the frame advertises recreational boating, presumably to the factory workers who left this floor in the early 1980s.
The many levels of catwalks make for a place where you can look from the ground floor to the roof, about 4 stories up.
The iron holding up the plaster ceiling is rusted to the point the weight of it is bending it right over.
A reminder on the Gilman union board not to buy Coors beer. Read more here: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/coors-boycott-when-beer-can-signaled-your-politics
Looking to the chapel addition from the Chateau.
If you look closely, you can see the rain dropping into the building. This is the part of the chapel with the collapsed roof–not the carvings on the choir loft.
Water damage dissolved the ceiling into sludge. Pillars remain, as do the plastic light covers, now on the floor.
“GREETING FROM BEAUTIFUL GARY–WISH YOU WERE HERE!” My postcard shot.