Barrelhouse Shutters Shuttered windows on the side of one of the collapsing bonded warehouses. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, trees, windows... At first glance, I thought the center building was a hoist house because of the shape of the window. Now I think this was built as a warehouse and later used as a laboratory. The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped. Between the repair shops and the stock department is this odd little structure. No, the walls are not level–it’s not your eyes. The shops slope left, the structure slopes right. Two roads; the left one you can walk down, but you have to answer questions when people ask. The right one–you don’t want to be found on that one. The Osborne Mercantile reflected in Twohy Mercantile’s eastern windows, minutes before subset. The current owner has done a fair job replacing broken windows with plexiglass to keep the elements out. An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House. Looking through the hole where a glass pane once was at the Columbus Mine ruins, just south of Animas Forks. It was quiet when I took the picture, but for the gurgle of the nearby Animas River. The incinerator’s hardened steel door… useless, but still sexy in a heavy-industrial kind of way. Looking from the mill at the old transfer elevator’s steel tanks.