A primitive intercom system connected the various wards to their respective nurse’s stations. They looked hand-made and likely originated, in part, in the FFSH carpentry shop. They were often placed high, like this one, to be out of patient reach.
The gothic landing between balcony and classroom level and the ground floor.
This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
Mushroom pillars hold up the dreams of so many, the profits of so few.
I really like the way this high-ceilinged room is decaying. Well, decayed. It’s demolished now.
The left cave is the largest of the three, and shows the most evidence of expansion.
The white mark allowed for a manual RPM check on this big steel flywheel on the ground floor. Note how dark the bottom level of the mills is—that’s because all of the equipment is blocking out the light.
A cottage for masons infected with TB to live together.
A little cloud passes over the Five-Stack powerplant ruins, like a puff of smoke.